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Real Madrid given huge opportunity to beat Manchester United to £88m star in swap transfer

Real Madrid could reportedly get an opportunity to win the transfer battle for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in a swap deal involving Keylor Navas.

Don Balon report that the Costa Rican goalkeeper is a target for Lazio, having fallen down the pecking order at the Bernabeu this season after the arrival of Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea.

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The report goes on to explain that Real would want to include Navas in a deal for Milinkovic-Savic, who has been linked with a host of top clubs after his remarkable rise in Serie A.

The Serbia international is valued at around £88million, say Don Balon, and was earlier this season linked by the Independent as Jose Mourinho’s preferred candidate to replace Paul Pogba in midfield.

Still, if Real can get the 23-year-old’s price down by arranging an exchange deal with Navas, that would be superb business for them and likely bad news for United.

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