Man United have advantage in race to sign Lazio star – report

Manchester United have a big advantage in the race to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio, say reports

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Manchester United have an advantage in the race to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio because he wants to play alongside Nemanja Matic, according to reports in the British media.

Metro is reporting that the Red Devils are keen on a move to sign the Lazio star this summer as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his midfield options at Old Trafford ahead of next season.

The same report says that the 23-year-old is on Manchester United’s shortlist of transfer targets this summer, with Michael Carrick set to retire at the end of the season and Marouane Fellaini’s future in doubt.

The story also claims that Milinkovic-Savic is keen to link up with his fellow Serbia international Matic at Old Trafford, and that could hand Manchester United an advantage in the race for his signature.

Milinkovic-Savic has been in fine form for Lazio this season, scoring 13 goals and making six assists in all competitions for the Italian side this season.

Manchester United are likely to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks and months as Mourinho looks to significantly bolster his squad ahead of his third season in charge.

The Red Devils can still end the season with a trophy when they take on Chelsea FC in the FA Cup final later this month.

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