Tottenham’s rumoured pursuit of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic could be over after reports from Italy indicate that the midfielder is set to sign a new contract with Lazio.
Milinkovic-Savic has been one of the most consistent offensive midfielders in Italian football overthe past few seasons and has reportedly been on Tottenham’s radar for more than two years (Mirror).
Spurs were backed to return for the Serbian international’s services this summer by the Daily Mail.
The Lilywhites’ prospects of landing the midfielder seemed promising when Lazio sporting director Igli Tare hinted earlier this month that the 25-year-old will be allowed to decide on his future this summer (Sky Italia via the Daily Mail).
Calcio Mercato suggested a few days ago that Lazio were considering signing Wolves’ Leander Dendoncker as a potential replacement for Milinkovic-Savic.
However, Corriere Della Sera now report that the midfielder has no intention of pushing through an exit from Lazio and is said to believe he can achieve his ambitions at the club.
The report reveals that the Serbian is set to put pen to paper a new bumper contract with the Serie A outfit worth €3.5 million-a-year after tax.
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I would imagine that Lazio would only be willing to sell Milinkovic-Savic if they received a substantial bid for him if the midfielder isn’t pushing to leave. No club is likely going to be in a position to afford the Lazio star this summer.
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