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Has Inter Milan ‘won the race’ to sign Milinkovic-Savic?

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This is another ‘take with a grain of salt’ things.

US Sassuolo v SS Lazio - Serie A
Sergej Milinkovic Savic of SS Lazio compete for the ball with Alfred Duncan of US Sassuolo during the Serie A match between US Sassuolo and SS Lazio at Mapei Stadium - Citta’ del Tricolore on November 11, 2018 in Reggio nell’Emilia, Italy.
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Italian media is all aflutter because Beppe Marotta is joining Inter Milan as its CEO from Juventus at the first of the year.

To piggyback on that, rumors are starting to fly about what Marotta will do once he takes over the position.

The latest out of Italy is that Inter has ‘won the race’ to sign Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Yeah, I’m just not getting my head wrapped around this one yet.

Reports are that Manchester United has been linked to the Serbian — of course I think I was linked to Jose Mourinho earlier for an undisclosed price and a player to be named later — but the cost to sign Milinkovic-Savic’s price tag from Lazio (rumored to be around €65 million) is just too high for Mourinho.

But, the justification is that because Inter spent €40 million for Radja Nainggolan and picked up Lautaro Martinez from Argentina, €65 million or more is a plausible rationale to suggest Milinkovic would be coming to the Nerazzurri.

Hence why I really struggle to see this as a reality.

Last season, Milinkovic-Savic scored 12 times for Lazio and was also connected with a potential move to Chelsea to join Maurizio Sarri, but like most rumors, nothing came of it.

I guess the big question I have is, if Inter was interested in this signing, where would he fit in?

With Mauro Icardi and the aforementioned Martinez up front coupled with Matteo Politano, Ivan Perisic, Nainggolan and others who are proven goal-scorers, I don’t see where Milinkovic-Savic has a spot on this squad. Least of all, not for €65 million or more.

Strap yourselves in as we get closer to the January transfer window, I expect things like this to just come in droves.


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