One fan favorite with three others available as Man United plan a swap deal to sign 150m p/w Serbia international as deal draws closer
Manchester United are allegedly interested in signing Sergej Milinkovic-Savic if their pursuit of Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong fails. The Lazio player has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford, with a sum of £70 million being suggested. Express Sport will now investigate four players that the Red Devils may employ in a swap deal to reduce the 27-year-asking old’s price.
United currently has an excess of center-backs.
Erik ten Hag also has Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof, Axel Tuanzebe, and Phil Jones at his disposal, in addition to Lisandro Martinez.
Bailly has had several excellent moments during the preseason, grabbing the attention of fans.
United, however, remains open to considering proposals for the Ivory Coast international.
As a result, utilizing Bailly to help bring down Milinkovic-exorbitant Savic’s asking price could be a viable strategy. On his day, the former Villarreal star can be a valuable asset.
This summer, United hopes to sign a new right-back.
But that transfer is contingent on getting Aaron Wan-Bissaka off the books.
Many expected the right-back to become one of the greatest in his position when he came from Crystal Palace three years ago.
However, Wan-Bissaka has battled with consistency and is now firmly behind Diogo Dalot in Ten Hag’s pecking order.
He’s a player with a lot of promise, especially given his age of 24. If United decides to pursue Milinkovic-Savic this summer, this could be appealing to Lazio.
United predicted huge things when they recruited Alex Telles from Porto in the summer transfer window of 2020.
Despite this, the Brazil international has struggled for form at left-back and was trialed as a center-back by Ten Hag during pre-season.
Tyrell Malacia has joined United from Feyenoord to bolster their full-back options.
And that, ultimately, implies Telles’ future at the club is written in stone.
He struggled with Inter Milan previously, but if he moves to Lazio, the Serie A club would receive an experienced head and a dressing room warrior.
Amad was signed by United in January 2021.
However, the Ivory Coast international has had a difficult time finding opportunities and spent the second half of last season on loan at Rangers.
With United’s attacking department swollen, Amad may have a better chance of seeing regular games if he left.
And offering him to Lazio would be acceptable to the Italian team.
Amad’s name is well-known in the country after dazzling for Atalanta, and the opportunity to bring him back to Serie A may be too tempting for Lazio to pass up.
Milinkovic-Savic and United
Every summer, Milinkovic-Savic is linked with a move to Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho was upset by Paul Pogba’s lack of consistency at the time and wants the Serbia international back in 2018.
In the end, the movie did not take place.
However, the 27-year-old has been linked with a move to Manchester United almost every year since.
So, with their pursuit of De Jong dragging on, will this be the year he finally leaves the Stadio Olimpico?