Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may cough up £87million of his summer transfer budget in order to sign his dream replacement for Paul Pogba.
The World Cup winner is set to leave Old Trafford, with Real Madrid and Juventus both interested in snapping him up.
Corriere dello Sport claim the Red Devils want Lazio powerhouse Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, 25, to replace the France international at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer said on Wednesday that United would look to exploit the transfer market this summer, saying: “Football is going to get back to normality at one point, and it's very important we're ready when that happens.
“Then, the market, who knows how the market is going to react to this? Who knows which clubs need to sell players?
“There might be just a situation there where you can exploit.
“And I know that we at Man United we are one of the biggest, and the biggest, financially well-off.”
GoalBall understand that Lazio will refuse to budge on their huge price tag for Milinkovic-Savic, who is one of their most important players.
But there will be no discount offered with Lazio determined to get maximum money for their midfield general.
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The Lazio star is seen by the Red Devils as the ideal player to play alongside Bruno Fernandes and Fred at Old Trafford going forward.
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