Skip to content

Arsenal move for Milinkovic-Savic while Juventus wait

  • Sports

By Lee Hurley

Serbia’s midfielder #20 Sergej Milinkovic-Savic reacts after receiving a yellow card during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group G football match between Serbia and Switzerland at Stadium 974 in Doha on December 2, 2022. (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

Over the summer, Arsenal reportedly made an approach for Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic but the player wasn’t overly interested in the move.

Now, however, a report claims he has changed his mind given how Arsenal’s season has gone so far.

Juventus and Real Madrid are also said to be interested in the central midfielder, but Quotidiano Nazionale claim that Arsenal are the only side to have made a ‘concrete’ move for the 27-year-old Serb.

They believe Juventus would prefer to wait until the summer.

Argentinian referee Fernando Rapallini shows a yellow card to Serbia's midfielder #20 Sergej Milinkovic-Savic for a foul over Switzerland's midfielder #10 Granit Xhaka during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group G football match between Serbia and Switzerland at Stadium 974 in Doha on December 2, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)
Argentinian referee Fernando Rapallini shows a yellow card to Serbia’s midfielder #20 Sergej Milinkovic-Savic for a foul over Switzerland’s midfielder #10 Granit Xhaka during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group G football match between Serbia and Switzerland at Stadium 974 in Doha on December 2, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

QN state that Arsenal have not yet received an answer to their ‘move’ but add, that Arsenal “always vigilant to understand how the situation will develop: the Premier League is a championship that the Serbian likes, but first we will have to satisfy the president’s economic requests.”

While this latest report does not mention a price, at the start of November, it was claimed that Arsenal were ready to make an offer of €60m plus Albert Sambi Lonkonga for Milinkovic-Savic.

Arsenal have been linked with Milinkovic-Savic for at least seven years.

Source: Daily Cannon.