Manchester United are reportedly monitoring Lazio’s highly-rated midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

According to the Daily Mirror, United sent a member of their scouting team to watch Lazio thrash Steaua Bucharest 5-1 in the Europa League on Thursday in hope of seeing Milinkovic-Savic in action.


But the Serbian international, whose agent is former Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman, was stuck on the bench for the whole match.

The 22-year-old has however had an impressive season so far, netting nine goals in 32 appearances for Lazio.

His performances has seen him become one of the most sought-after players in Europe, attracting interest from United, Juventus, Chelsea, Barcelona, Monaco and City.

Jose Mourinho has made signing a midfielder a priority and has drawn up a shortlist of players

United boss Jose Mourinho is keen to sign a commanding midfielder amid doubts over Paul Pogba’s long-term future and has drawn up a contingency plan for a summer spending spree.

With Michael Carrick retiring at the end of the season and Marouane Fellaini also expected to leave, Mourinho has made signing a midfielder his priority.


As well as the Lazio man, Nice’s Jean Michael Seri, who has a release clause in the region of £33million, and Napoli’s Jorginho are also on his shortlist.
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