Juventus ‘looking to FINALLY sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’ as the Serbian’s contract begins to run out, with Massimiliano Allegri’s side ‘ready to sell failed Man United target Adrien Rabiot in January to help fund the move “
- Juventus hope to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic soon
- The 27-year-old is a long-term target for several teams across Europe
- The Italian side are ready to sell Adrien Rabiot in January to help fund the move
- Contract talks between Milinkovic-Savic and Lazio have recently broken down
Juventus are ready to sell Adrien Rabiot to fund Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s move, according to a report.
The midfielder is a long-term target for Massimiliano Allegri’s side and has attracted interest from a number of top clubs across Europe in recent years.
According to the Gazzetta dello Sport via Soccer ItalyLazio were previously reluctant to sell to an Italian rival but the process could now be accelerated with Milinkovic-Savic’s contract expiring.
Juventus hope to finally sign long-term target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the near future
The 27-year-old midfielder’s contract expires in 2024 and talks over a new one have stalled
Negotiations over a new deal are believed to have broken down lately, with Juve manager Federico Cherubini meeting agent Mateja Kezman after the recent game between the two sides.
The Serb’s current deal runs until 2024 but Lazio will be forced to sell if he shows no intention of signing a new deal.
Juventus are believed to be willing to move Rabiot as early as January in a bid to free up finance to move Milinkovic-Savic.
Juve manager Federico Cherubini reportedly meets with agent Mateja Kezman over deal
Rabiot was linked with a move to Manchester United this summer but rejected the chance to join Erik ten Hag’s side, although he could now find himself sent off to Turin.
His own contract, however, expires at the end of the season, so Juve have to sell in January or lose him for free if a new deal isn’t signed.
Juventus are said to be confident that they can convince Milinkovic-Savic to join them despite the expected interest from other parties.
Juventus reportedly ready to sell midfielder Adrien Rabiot in January to help fund deal
Rabiot, who is with France for the World Cup, is out of contract with the Italian side this summer
Allegri’s side are looking for help in their bid to get back to the top of the tree in Italy after finishing fourth in Serie A last season after years of success.
They are currently third in the division, 10 points behind leaders Napoli, and left the Champions League in the group stage.
Milinkovic-Savic, meanwhile, has scored 63 goals in 313 games for Lazio since arriving from Genk in 2015.