Manchester United To Target £120m-Rated Sergej Milinković-Savić As Paul Pogba's Replacement

Manchester United are eying up a sensational swoop for Sergej Milinković-Savić should Paul Pogba quit Old Trafford in the summer.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, the Red Devils have identified the Lazio star as a long-term successor to the United midfielder.

But Milinković-Savić, 24, has also attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain and would not come cheap.

Lazio would demand £120m for the Serbia international, whose contract with the Italian club will expire in 2023.

Pogba, 26, has revealed his desire to quit the club this summer amid interest from Real Madrid and Juventus.

But the World Cup winner has travelled with United for their pre-season tour in Australia along with Romelu Lukaku, who has been linked with a move to Inter Milan.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær has had a busy summer as he injects some fresh blood into his squad.

The Norwegian, 46, secured the services of Daniel James from Swansea City as his first signing and followed it up with the acquisition of Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.

And Solskjær confirmed that the club are in the process of working on two more deals before the transfer window shuts.

"We've been good in the market. Still working on a case or two. I've been in touch with Joel [Glazer] and Ed [Woodward] and recruitment over summer," he told MUTV.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"There will probably be some more business done, but we are happy with what we have done so far. We want players who can get us off the edge of their seats.

"They are hungry and at the start of their careers. They are here now.

"We don't expect them to set the world alight in their first day. But they have an 'X Factor.' It is about them coming in, being themselves and show they want to take someone's place.

"That should spur others on."

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