Sunday May 27 2018
United make SMS bid?

It’s reported Manchester United have made a first offer for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, but Lazio want €150m.

The midfielder is one of the hottest properties in Serie A, and has been attracting interest from all over Europe.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho is a huge fan of the tall Serbian, and Radio Sei reports that United have made a bid of €110m [£96m] plus bonuses.

However, the Biancocelesti are demanding at least €150m [£131m] to sell their star man, and President Claudio Lotito is famous for driving a hard bargain.

Mourinho could look to use his relationship with Milinkovic-Savic’s agent, Mateja Kezman, to push for a deal, but convincing the Aquile patron will be difficult.

Lotito hopes that the bid will force other suitors, such as Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid into action, effectively creating a bidding war.

Juventus have also been linked with Milinkovic-Savic, but general manager Giuseppe Marotta has admitted he’s too expensive.

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