‘I don’t know what will happen… the club has to consider offers’: Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi admits club could cash in on Sergej Milinkovic-Savic amid Manchester United interest
- Simone Inzaghi wants to keep Sergej Milinkovic-Savic but admits he could leave
- Manchester United are keen on Serbian midfielder but have not agreed price
- Lazio are holding out for transfer fee of £90million for their dominant midfielder
Lazio must listen to offers for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to manager Simone Inzaghi.
Inzaghi also admits he wants to keep the dominant Serbian midfielder but Manchester United are interested in signing him this summer, though both clubs remain at an impasse over his £90million valuation.
Despite the manager’s wishes for him to remain at Lazio, he admits that all offers must be considered.
Lazio will consider offers for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to manager Simone Inzaghi
‘My thoughts are that I’d like Milinkovic-Savic to stay,’ the 43-year-old said.
‘But I also believe the club has to consider offers when they come in and then make a decision.
‘Milinkovic is 24 years old now, he’s no longer a kid. I can give him advice, he is at our disposal and hasn’t missed a training session, but then I don’t know what will happen. I hope he stays.’
The 24-year-old has been a mainstay in the side since moving to Serie A from Genk in 2015.
The manager wants his dominant midfielder to stay at the club but is realistic
Milinkovic-Savic is a target for Manchester United but there is disagreement over his value
He has scored 22 goals in 125 matches for Lazio and Manchester United have long been linked with a move.
Much could depend on whether the Old Trafford club sign Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon and hold on to Paul Pogba this summer.
Inzaghi is already weighing up replacements. ‘If he were to leave, we’d need a physical player to come in the midfield,’ he added.
‘Purchases are targeted and chosen together with the club, we have sat down and talked calmly.
‘If an important offer arrives, it is only right the club take it into consideration.’