Real Madrid have a strong interest in Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and are keen on a transfer this summer, say reports.
The Serbian has nine goals and six assists from 32 appearances so far this campaign and is reported to have a market value in excess of €80m.
Claims in Tuttosport suggest Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain – who are also competing in the Champions League – will go head-to-head for the midfielder.
Earlier this week, the Rome-based club’s sporting director Igli Tare hinted the 22-year-old, who was born in Spain, could be sold this summer but no talks with Madrid have begun.
“We have not received any calls from Florentino Perez or any Madrid officials,” Tare said, as cited by Marca.
“This is a situation which we will discuss at the end of the season, that will be the time to evaluate the position and analyse bids for any players.
“His value is very high, we rejected offers of €70m last summer so…”