By Dave Marshall
Manchester United are looking at the possibility of bolstering their midfield options in the winter transfer window and are keeping tabs on Serbian midfielder, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic who has been sensational for Italian side Lazio so far this season.
The former Genk midfielder has impressed in the middle of the park for the Biancocelesti so far this season, and United will have to fend off competition from Italian champions, Juventus and rivals Manchester City who are also interested in the midfielder.
According to news from Italian source Calciomercato, the Serbian midfielder is being monitored by United after the Special One sent scout to watch him play in Lazio’s 2-1 away win at Sampodoria last weekend. Milinkovic-Savic played a key role in Serbia’s Under-20 FIFA World Cup triumph in 2015 and ended up winning the Bronze ball due to his impressive displays.
However, the 20-times Premier League champions might have to cough out a big transfer fee for his services after Lazio Sporting director, Igli Tare recently revealed they rejected a massive €70 million (£60 million) bid for the Milinkovic-Savic last summer.
He is often deployed as a central midfielder and has played in 18 matches for the Biancocelesti so far this season scoring five goals and providing two assists.
Milinkovic-Savic is known for his tough tackling, dribbling abilities, winning aerial duels and also a set-piece specialist.
Jose Mourinho still wants to make some quality addition to his side, and Milinkovic-Savic makes perfect sense given his age and technical qualities and could be a long term replacement for the veteran Michael Carrick who has been out injured for most of the campaign.