Inter would do almost anything to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, a report in the Italian media suggested today.
Milinkovic-Savic has enjoyed another spectacular season in the capital, providing seven goals and nine assists in Serie A for Simone Inzaghi’s side this season.
Calciomercato.com revealed Antonio Conte had requested the Serbian at Inter last summer, while chief executive Beppe Marotta is very keen on a move for the midfielder.
However, Inter do not currently have the resources to begin talks with Lazio president Claudio Lotito, who is said to want at least €80 million in order to consider a sale.
Milinkovic-Savic kept Lazio’s hopes of UEFA Champions League qualification alive yesterday with a stoppage-time winner away at Hellas Verona.
Juventus are also interested in signing the 26-year-old and have put Milinkovic-Savic on their shortlist of midfield targets, along with Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Sassuolo’s Manuel Locatelli.
CM argued Milinkovic-Savic would be ‘perfect’ for Conte’s style of play at Inter, but it seems he will remain a dream and nothing else for the moment.
Lazio have received plenty of interest for their star man in recent seasons but have never been tempted to sale, with no offer yet to meet their asking price.