NEWS. Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic had long been rumoured to be a midfield target for Manchester United, but that ship seems to have sailed, and then blown up by a snide U-boat as people scream for their lives. Milinkovic-Savic could, according to this in The Guardian, be a £132m target for Real Madrid. As United have Fred now, at less than half the price, that might now be it. He was also said to be a potential replacement for Paul Pogba, but it seems that he won’t be going anywhere for at least a season.
Portugal internationals William Carvalho, Gelson Martins, Bruno Fernandes and Dutch striker Das Bost have served notice on Sporting Lisbon that they are cancelling their contracts after a training ground attack. This seems like one of the things that ultimately gets resolved with some nice payoffs for the club, but don’t put it past United and other teams to take advantage of a situation and start getting aggressive with their lawyers and deep pockets.
United have missed out on Justin Kluivert, who has joined Roma from Ajax for only £16m. He was supposedly interesting Jose Mourinho, who had at one pointed just wanted a load of kids to boss around as the adults had stopped listening to him. It seems like that’s all changed, now.
Aleksandr Golovin, the Russian international, who plays in midfield for CSKA Moscow, is interesting United. There is apparently interest from Juventus and Arsenal for the player too. United might be getting rid of Marouane Fellaini on a free, so a cheap player could make sense to round out the squad.
And lastly, Paul Pogba seems to have got a place in the starting eleven for France at the World Cup. Didier Deschamps expects him to start, and perhaps a good tournament will sort him out.