Manchester United have been strongly linked with a move for Lazio star Milinkovic-Savic over the past week.

On Thursday morning, Sky Sports Italia claimed that the Red Devils were readying a monster £72million bid to sign the Serbia international.

That’s despite Lazio insisting their star performer would not be allowed to depart for anything less than £90m.

Manchester United are eyeing a deal having lost Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini in recent times to PSG and Shandong Luneng Taishan respectively.

And Calcio Mercato claim that Lazio want to sell as quickly as possible.

At this moment in time, it is said that the Serie A titans were yet to receive a concrete bid for the 24-year-old.

But Lazio want to sell Milinkovic-Savic swiftly so they have enough time to land a suitable replacement.

The report claims that Trabzonspor’s Yusuf Yazici is being eyed to fill the void left by any potential departure.

But Lazio need Milinkovic-Savic to depart so they have the funds to meet the player’s £18m release clause.

Meanwhile, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently provided fans with a transfer update from the club’s pre-season tour of Australia.

“We’re still in the market looking to do some business, as I’ve said before,” he said.

“But we’re patient, we’re Man United, we don’t have to sell and don’t have to overpay either. You have to have the right players at the right price.

“And if you look at the squad we’ve got now, there are so many good players anyway.

“I’m sure with a good pre-season behind us – that’s the main thing now – the ones who are here are working hard want to improve.

“It’s not just about fitness work, it’s about robustness, this squad needs to be more robust when the season gets going.

“Last year, we had a run of I don’t know how many games without any defeats but the end was disappointing because we couldn’t get back to winning ways and need to get back to that.

“Doing business in the football market is not going to be a quick fix overnight. And we have players here who I trust.”

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