Manchester United reportedly face fresh competition from Juventus for the signing of Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer.
The Serbia international is understood to be Manchester United’s top alternative to Frenkie de Jong, who wants to stay at Barcelona amid firm interest from the Red Devils.
Milinkovic-Savic was once again been one of Lazio’s standout performers in an impressive last season, contributing 11 goals and 12 assists from 47 matches in all competitions.
The 27-year-old has now scored 58 goals and registered 51 assists from 294 games for the Serie A giants, winning one Coppa Italia and two Supercoppa Italiana titles.
However, the attacking midfielder now only has two years remaining on his contract with Maurizio Sarri’s side, and the 20-time English champions are supposedly preparing to table a £42m bid for the Serbian.
According to Correire dello Sport – via The Daily Mail – Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri has identified Milinkovic-Savic as an ideal signing to replace Paul Pogba.
The report outlines that Allegri also views Milinkovic-Savic as an ideal partner for Pogba, and the Serbian would prefer to remain in Italy.