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Cary Erickson | 10 August, 2018, 07:24

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has assured he is entirely focused on Lazio despite persistent rumours about his future.

Fellow Italian side Milan are rumoured to have approached Lazio too but their offer for the 23-year-old, which would see them take him on loan for the next year, was not considered to be satisfactory by Lotito or the rest of the Lazio hierarchy. "Of course in football you never know what will happen, but my head is at Lazio and I'm focused on the team", said Milinkovic-Savic.

United are reportedly in the market for another centre-back with several names being linked but it seems they are also searching for a top class midfielder amid strong speculation suggesting Paul Pogba is trying to engineer a move out of Old Trafford this summer.

Referring to the greeting he received from supporters upon his return to the club this week, he added: "Many fans have been waiting for me in the Paideia Clinic on the day of my medical visits; these events are always very pleasant".

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"Of course, I do not push to sell him but if you ask me how much he is worth then I remember that past year, August 29, I refused a €110 million offer".

Real Madrid are thought to have already tabled an offer for the player worth about €100m but Lazio president Claudio Lotito is thought to be unhappy selling with Milinkovic-Savic for less than €155m, putting some distance between Real's offer and the club's own valuation of their player.

Seven-time defending champions Juventus have strengthened their squad with the addition of Cristiano Ronaldo, a move that Milinkovic-Savic believes will benefit the whole division.

Lazio kick off their campaign at home to Napoli on August 18 before travelling to Juve a week later on August 25.