Manchester United to land Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as Paul Pogba replacement

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Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is set to join Manchester United this summer.

Manchester United have identified Lazio superstar Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as the perfect replacement for their outgoing midfielder Paul Pogba.

The English heavyweights have reportedly lowered their asking price for the Frenchman from an initial £143m to now £134m, as they look to find an agreement with Real Madrid.

Manchester United have meanwhile diverted their attention to Milinkovic-Savic as a potential successor to Paul Pogba. The Serbian international has excelled in Serie A and is destined to make it big at a top European club. 

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has scored 17 goals from midfield in his last two seasons in Serie A.

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare is reportedly in London as Manchester United prepare to hold talks with the Italian club over a possible transfer. The 24-year old midfielder will cost around €75m, with French giants Paris Saint-Germain also interested. 

Manchester United are in desperate need of a squad rebuild following a disastrous season which saw them finish sixth in the Premier League, and consequentially failing to qualify for the Champions League. Paul Pogba, who had a brilliant first half of the season, could not continue his form in the latter half as fans started to question his mentality. 

Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba has expressed his desire to leave Manchester United this summer.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, however, is a huge fan of Paul Pogba as he also looks to revamp his side to challenge on all fronts next season. The 13-time Champions League winners have already bought world-class talent such as Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy this summer and Paul Pogba’s addition would make it a summer to remember for Los Blancos.

Manchester United, on the other hand, would definitely receive a hefty amount if their former captain is sold and they could use that money to not only bring in Sergej Milinkovic-Savic but could also add more players to the fray.