Manchester United reportedly have an €80 million bid in place to try and prise the Serbian star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic away from SS Lazio, although they are understood to still be short of his valuation.
The club are coming off the back of a poor campaign in which they failed to secure UEFA Champions League qualification and were left empty-handed.
In turn, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be desperate to see his side bounce back in the upcoming season, and he has already seen Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James officially announced to strengthen his squad.
However, it becomes visible as though the Norwegian manager wants more reinforcements, but one, in particular, could arrive in order to fill a possibly damaging void in midfield.
As noted by The Sun, talk is rife over Paul Pogba’s long-term future at Old Trafford, while the Metro claim that there are also doubts over Sergej’s compatriot Nemanja Matic amid links with Inter Milan.
Having already seen Ander Herrera depart after his contract expired, the last thing that Ole needs is to see his midfield weakened further, and so the boss may well be prioritising keeping the two players in question, and look to bolster rather than having to replace them.
Time will tell if that is the case, but according to Goal.com, Manchester United have an €80m offer ready for Milinkovic-Savic, although it is still problematic as it’s noted that Biancocelesti could hold out for €100 million.
It’s specifically mentioned in that report that there’re fears over Matic and Pogba, and that would explain why the Red Devils are said to be preparing a bid for the Serbian star.