It’s been reported that Real Madrid failed with a last-minute, €95M offer for Lazio and Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
This is according to Don Balon, who note that Lazio turned down the offer from Los Blancos, with the Italian side not willing to budge on their €150M asking price for the Serbian international.
The report also notes that the player was willing to move to Santiago Bernabeu, however this wasn’t enough for him to seal a move to the Spanish capital.
With the transfer window in Italy now closed, it seems as if Real will have to wait until at least January before they can go back in for the Serb.
It’s easy to see why the club would want to fork out such a huge fee for a player like Milinkovic-Savic, as the midfielder showed last season that he is capable of cutting it against some of Italy’s biggest and best clubs.
The 23-year-old scored 14 and assisted eight in all competitions as Lazio narrowly missed out on Champions League football, and ended up finishing the season trophy-less.
It’ll definitely be interesting to see if Madrid go back in for Milinkovic-Savic in January, and whether Lazio are willing to reduce the monstrous asking price they have for the player.