Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has raised questions about playmaker Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s long term future at the club.
Speaking to Italian TV station Mediaset Premium (translated by Football-Italia.net), Tare emphasised that the Serbian is not on the transfer market, but would only say that he would not be leaving before the summer:
“Milinkovic-Savic will certainly be a Lazio player to the end of the season, but I don’t know what could happen after that. He is very happy and Lazio are also pleased to have a player like him. He does not have a price-tag because he’s not on the market.”
Milinkovic-Savic has been linked with many of Europe’s top clubs, including Chelsea. In December, Rai Sport pundit Matteo Materazzi reported that the Blues had offered €80m (£70m) for the 22 year old, but there has been no more developments since then.
The Serbian international has been in excellent form for Lazio this campaign. His nine goals and six assists in 27 games will no doubt push up his asking price further.
At the start of the season, Milinkovic-Savic’s agent Mateja Kezman revealed he had received proposals from multiple clubs offering in excess of €50m for the midfielder. Demand for the player will likely be even higher in the summer.