Tuesday June 2 2020
Tare: 'Could consider Milinkovic offer'

Lazio director Igli Tare admits they are prepared to ‘take into consideration’ an offer that suits both them and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, while Gonzalo Escalante is arriving from Eibar.

The Aquile are currently one point behind Serie A leaders Juventus and still in with a shot of the Scudetto, not to mention Champions League qualification.

“Lazio certainly do not need to sell at the moment,” Tare told Sky Sport Italia.

“I think a lot will change on the transfer market, because the pandemic is a once in a lifetime occurrence that transformed everything, so we have to be creative, but above all very clear on our planning for the present and future.”

The director already stated that Ciro Immobile is not for sale, despite Napoli interest, while Milinkovic-Savic is targeted by Inter, Juventus, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

“Milinkovic-Savic’s rapport with the city and Lazio will never die, because it has grown over the years. On the other hand, considering the situation, his desires, all the things we talked about, every situation will be evaluated at the opportune moment without pressure, but above all for the good of all concerned.

“If there is a situation that makes the club and player happy, it will be taken into consideration. If there is not, then he is happy and we are very happy for him to stay.”

Tare was asked if the Milinkovic-Savic price-tag remains at a minimum of €100m?

“I am not very good at thinking up numbers… One thing is for sure, he is a top level player.”

Lazio have also been heavily linked with Watford striker Luis Suarez.

“We will soon announce the arrival of a new signing, midfielder Gonzalo Escalante from Eibar, who in my view will bring the right experience and characteristics to this Lazio team.

“We’ll evaluate along with the coach and make moves at the right time. It’s dangerous to discuss transfers now, because we could make history this season and need the utmost concentration to bring this dream home.”