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Juventus to negotiate for Milinković-Savić

May 29, 2019

Juventus are preparing to negotiate with Lazio for Serbian midfielder Sergej Milinković-Savić.

As previously reported, the Bianconeri have reached an agreement with the player over a move this summer with a suggestion that a rough deal has been in place since last summer when Juve made an attempt to sign the player.

Gazzetta Dello Sport now report that Juve are ready to negotiate with Lazio President Claudio Lotito by offering €60m for the versatile midfielder following successful talks with the players agent last week,

Despite Juve’s offer, Lotito reportedly continues to value Milinković-Savić at €100m but is more open to negotiations with the Bianconeri this summer as opposed to last year when he refused to entertain offers from Juve and other clubs.

Gazzetta suggest that Lazio may request counterparts in any potential deal with the initial suggestion being Riccardo Orsolini or Daniele Rugani, however the pair are unlikely to be included given Orsolini is close to a move to Bologna.

Rugani, meanwhile, could be central to Juve’s long-term defensive plans and is a favourite of potential new coach, Maurizio Sarri.

The report suggests Juventus are prepared to make the financial sacrifice as the management at Continassa are convinced of the players qualities.

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