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Manchester United will lock horn with Real Madrid for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to Sky Sports.
The Serbian midfielder, 23, is one of the most in-demand players this summer after a sensational season at Lazio.
But Il Messaggero report Real Madrid are ready to meet the Biancocelecti’s £132m asking price — plus an pay extra £18m in bonuses.
And they will offer the player a five-year contract worth £100,000-a-week.
Jose Mourinho is still searching for another midfielder despite agreeing a fee for Brazil international Fred, with Marouane Fellaini likely to be off this summer.
With his future uncertain at Lazio, Milinkovic-Savic admits he is not focusing on a potential move until after the World Cup finishes.
‘I am trying to remain concentrated, even though every day I read something new about me,’ he said ahead of Serbia’s friendly clash with Bolivia.
‘Obviously, I feel pressure on me and know that I’ll have to live with this situation throughout the World Cup. It’s the same pressure as when I play for Lazio, so I am accustomed to it.
‘I will decide where to continue my career after the World Cup. There’s a very good atmosphere among the squad and it feels like I’ve been here for years. I can’t wait to start the tournament.’
Man Utd have already made two signings this summer and report reveals Jose is looking at adding two more signings this term.