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‘Milan and Man Utd offered 100m for Milinkovic-Savic’

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Former Lazio director of sport Igli Tare reveals ‘Milan and Manchester United provided €100m for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’ just for these bids to be rejected.

The Serbia worldwide was scouted by Tare and signed from KRC Genk in the summertime of 2015 at a value of €12m, when he had been on the verge of a transfer to Fiorentina.

He went on to flourish with the Biancocelesti, however along with his contract working down, opted to affix Al-Hilal within the Saudi Professional League for €40m.

It might simply have been very totally different for Milinkovic-Savic, as confirmed by former director of sport Tare.

“Many issues have been mentioned about Milinkovic-Savic that aren’t true, from shedding him as a free agent to the thought he didn’t need to keep,” Tare informed TV Play.

“The one true factor is that President Claudio Lotito rejected a vital supply, value over €100m, from Milan and Manchester United.

“I don’t need to get into why the sale didn’t undergo, as Lotito needed to keep up a powerful squad and maintain the guarantees he had made to the coach.

“Allow us to not neglect that the season which was interrupted by COVID, Lazio have been on the verge of successful the Scudetto.”

The Albanian was a Lazio participant from 2005-08, then after retirement took on the position of director of sport from 2008 till June 2023.

Tare left Lazio on the finish of final time period and has been linked with a attainable transfer to Napoli, who’re nonetheless looking for a long-term substitute after Cristiano Giuntoli made the transfer to Juventus.

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“I’m no one to say I wouldn’t need this or that challenge. Napoli is a improbable membership and a metropolis that’s loopy about soccer. I’m happy if Aurelio De Laurentiis admires me, however it will not be honest in direction of my colleagues to remark additional.

“I by no means had direct contact with Napoli, I heard many rumours, however no one from the membership referred to as me to recommend we collaborate collectively.”