Reports: PSG to beat Manchester United with mammoth €170m bid for midfielder
What's the story?
You thought the 2017 summer market was insane? Wait till 2018 arrives.
With PSG having smashed everybody's sensibilities with their combined €400 million purchase of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe (yes, I know the latter is there on loan, but PSG have an 'obligation' to buy the lad... unless they get relegated. So, heh.) they are ready to take a wrecking ball to the transfer market once again in 2018.
And that wrecking ball is headed straight to Manchester and the Red Devils. While various reports had Jose Mourinho closing in on a big bucks deal for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic but the good folk over at Corriere Dello Sport have Paris Saint-Germain swooping in with an unbelievably mammoth €171 million bid!
In case you didn't know...
Milinkovic-Savic broke through into the limelight this year and has gone to another level this season and has already scored seven goals and provided three assists - playing in central midfield and reviving the dying art of the box-to-box midfielder.
The Serb's highly rated and it's no surprise that Europe's big boys are all behind the Lazio lad.
The heart of the matter
PSG are looking for midfield reinforcements now that Blaise Matuidi has left the building and Thiago Motta really, really, needs to put his feet up... and Milinkovic-Savic is arguably the most exciting of the midfield talents strutting their stuff across Europe.
Here's Milinkovic-Savic at his best -
The lad would improve any side he walks into, wouldn't he?
The Lazio hierarchy are adamant that Savic is not for sale, but the balance of the modern football world is completely askew and if either PSG or Manchester United really up the ante - moneywise or by "wooing" Savic with wages that the Roman club could not possibly match.
But €171 million? A bit too much, isn't it?