Real Madrid aim to beat Man United to signing of 23-year-old – report

Real Madrid are set to beat Manchester United to the signing of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio, say reports

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Real Madrid are set to beat Manchester United to the signing of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio this summer, according to reports in Italy.

Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that Real Madrid are preparing a mammoth £132m bid to try and bring the 23-year-old midfielder to the Bernabeu this summer.

According to the same story, Manchester United want to sign Milinkovic-Savic this summer but they are aware that Lazio value him at around £100m.

The Red Devils are keen to try and bring him to Old Trafford this summer, but the same report says that they will now struggle to match Real Madrid’s determination to try and sign him.

According to the same article, Real Madrid are prepared to better Lazio’s demands in order to stave off Manchester United’s interest in the highly-rated midfielder.

That’s despite the fact that the Spanish club are yet to appoint their new manager following Zinedine Zidane’s decision to leave the Bernabeu at the end of the season.

Manchester United are believed to be on the lookout for a number of quality signings this summer as they look to try and build a squad capable of winning the title next season.

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