Man United blow as midfielder closes in on Juventus transfer – report

Man United have suffered a blow to their hopes of signing Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio, say reports

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Manchester United have suffered a blow after Sergej Milinkovic-Savic agreed to sign for Juventus this summer, according to reports in the British regional media.

The Manchester Evening News is carrying quotes from former Juve official Luciano Moggi, who claims that a deal for the Italian club to sign the midfielder from Lazio has already been agreed.

Should the reports be true, the news will come as a significant blow to Manchester United, who were thought to have been keeping a close eye on Milinkovic-Savic as a possible transfer target this summer.

According to the same story, the 23-year-old midfielder has been on Jose Mourinho’s transfer shortlist this summer as the Red Devils boss looks to strengthen his squad ahead of next season.

The Red Devils have lost Michael Carrick after the veteran midfielder hung up his boots, while the future of Marouane Fellaini still remains unclear.

Manchester United have already secured two signings this summer after the Red Devils concluded deals to bring both Fred and Diogo Dalot to Old Trafford last week.

Mourinho will be keen to add the right players to his squad this summer as he bids to build a team capable of winning the Premier League title next season.

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