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Milinkovic-Savic’s potential departure looms as Juventus emerges as frontrunner

Max Statman

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In the ever-evolving landscape of football transfers, certain targets refuse to fade away for Juventus.

One such objective is Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, a player who has long been courted by the Italian giants without substantial progress in negotiations with Lazio president Claudio Lotito.

However, it appears that Lotito may have to accept bidding farewell to the Serbian midfielder this summer, as talks of an imminent departure intensify.

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Milinkovic-Savic’s hesitation to discuss contract extension hints at his willingness to entertain offers beyond the confines of Rome.

The Serbian international, aware of the growing interest from several clubs, is now contemplating severing ties with Lazio.

With his contract set to expire in June, the likelihood of a renewal appears slim. Concerns are mounting within Lazio’s ranks that the club may miss out on monetizing the transfer value of their star midfielder should he depart as a free agent.

One possible scenario is the inclusion of a buyout clause, estimated to be around €35-40 million, which would double for foreign clubs, given Milinkovic-Savic’s preference to remain in Italy.

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Milinkovic-Savic’s desire to stay in the Italy presents a crucial factor that Juventus can exploit to their advantage.

The Turin-based club currently holds the pole position in the race for his signature.

Meanwhile, English Premier League outfits, namely Newcastle and Manchester United, find themselves trailing behind, struggling to match the allure of the Bianconeri.

While not completely ruling out their pursuit, it seems unlikely for either team to overtake Juventus in their quest to secure Milinkovic-Savic’s services.

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As the summer transfer window approaches, the spotlight remains fixed on Milinkovic-Savic’s uncertain future. Juventus’ keen interest, coupled with the midfielder’s inclination to remain in Italy, positions the Italian giants as the favorites to win the race for his signature.

Only time will tell whether Milinkovic-Savic’s departure from Lazio will materialize, but the prospect of him donning the black and white stripes of Juventus appears increasingly likely.

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