Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic plays down transfer happy at Lazio
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has suggested he is happy at Lazio despite interest from Manchester United and Juventus.
The Serbian midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away from the Italian capital after scoring 12 goals in 35 games in Serie A last season.
Barcelona have also been mentioned as a possible destination but the 23-year-old said after Serbia’s World Cup exit that he is not desperate for a change of scenery this summer.
“I need a little bit of rest now,” he told TV Mediaset. “I’ll return to Rome and I would be happy if I stay at Lazio, as I’m content there and I have a contract.
“I read something different in the papers every day, but I haven’t thought about it yet. First I’ll rest for a bit, then we’ll see.”
Sources have told ESPN FC that United manager Jose Mourinho is admirer of Milinkovic-Savic but that Lazio’s valuation of nearly €100 million is a stumbling block.
Rob is ESPN FC’s Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.