Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has banished reports leading him to Manchester United after the Lazio midfielder said he doesn’t care about the rumours.
Man United were strongly linked with the Serbian international during Jose Mourinho’s era.
In fact, the tireless midfielder was sighted as an ideal replacement for Paul Pogba, who was a top target for both Real Madrid and Juventus.
However, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced the Portuguese boss in 2018, the reports leading Milinkovic-Savic to Old Trafford reduced drastically.
With Manchester United keen on signing a defensive midfielder next month, reports in Italy claimed that the Red Devils are stepping up their efforts to sign the Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the summer as a direct replacement for Paul Pogba, whose contract will expire in June.
However, this time the Lazio midfielder has moved quickly to deny these reports as he only focuses on helping the Serie A side win their games.
There were also reports claiming Milinkovic-Savic and Maurizio Sarri, former Chelsea boss, were involved in a bust-up over his conduct in training and at a recent Christmas dinner involving the rest of the squad.
Sarri has also banished the reports of a rift with the 26-year-old midfielder.
‘I only had one fight with Luis Alberto, four months ago,’ said Sarri.
‘I read one of the biggest fake news, that I had a fight with Milinkovic-Savic. I don’t think so.’
Amadou Haidara, RB Leipzig midfielder, has also emerged as a winter transfer target for Manchester United.
The Mali international has previously worked with Ralf Rangnick and is willing to reunite with his ex-boss at the Theatre of Dreams.