Chelsea in talks with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s team over potential move
Chelsea have opened talks with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s agents over the Lazio star moving to Stamford Bridge this summer, as indicated by reports.
The Serbia playmaker has for some time been connected to move to the Premier League, with Tottenham and Manchester United also keen to sign the midfielder.
Lazio have so far would not move on their £80m asking price, however report guarantee Chelsea are in talks with the player’s team about a move.
Claude Makelele is associated with the negotiations, prompting Chelsea, however the Blues will face a stiff competition from Paris Saint-Germain.
The French champions have made a proposal of £54m for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, despite the fact that PSG are reluctant to extend their bid.
Chelsea have spent large this summer having just signed RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner and Ajax forward Hakim Ziyech and for 87m respectively.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is anticipated to proceed with the spending binge and is supposedly targeting West Ham midfielder Declan Riceand Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is 25 years of age and plays in the midfield role, contributing with six goals and five assists this season.
The Serbian has been a main figure in a noteworthy season for Lazio, where they have propelled a title challenge to long-standing champions Juventus.
Lazio are presently four points behind Juventus with nine games left to play.
Juventus’ 3-1 win over Genoa kept Lazio under control, with goals from Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo and Douglas Costa saving the prevailing champions on course for their ninth consecutive title.