According to a report in today’s newspaper edition of Turin based newspaper Tuttosport, Lazio’s Serbian midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will be one of soon-to-be Inter executive Beppe Marotta’s major transfer signings.
According to the report: “Should Inter win tonight over PSV and also qualify to the final 16, as well as finish the season among the top 4, this could mean that the club is facing a big and new future. The new CEO, Beppe Marotta, has a name that has been in his head ever since last summer: Sergej Milinkovis-Savic. At the moment it is highly improbable that something will happen already in January, if not Inter finds a “Rafinha way” of solving a deal.”
“Unless Lazio President Lotito decides to immediately give up on the Serb who has had a negative first half to the season and also somewhat contested by some of the fans, at which point Inter should move ahead, trying to convince Lotito to accept a “creative” offer. If Inter was to qualify for the final 16 – and by that getting access to all the millions – together with a Gabigol sale at around €20 million, this would give Inter a solid base for an loan deal that would send all expenses to the summer” Tuttosport continues.
“So, how much? It is difficult to know, in recent months, Lotito valued the player to €120 million with the Lazio number one man repeatedly having claimed to have rejected offers around that sum, but today it is hard to believe that the player is worth that kind of money, but the President will not make any concessions. The problem of a possible sale in January is the competition, both foreign clubs as well as from Italian clubs, although Juventus seem to target Pogba at the moment.”
“Then there is AC Milan, who had their eyes on the player last summer thanks to a direct contact between Lotito and the Elliott fund, where Inter’s rivals tried to sign Milinkovic-Savic without succeeding. The player remains an AC Milan target, but considering the delicate situation with UEFA complicates everything” Tuttosport concludes.