Arsenal in the battle to sign 27-year-old Serie A star

Arsenal are one of the teams vying for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, with PSG and Juventus also waiting in the wings. The 27-year-old midfielder will have a year left on his Lazio deal next summer, giving teams a great opportunity to snatch him away on the cheap.

Lazio president Claudio Lotito recently suggested Serbia international’s value has jumped from €100m to €120m, reflecting on the midfielder’s recent displays. The Serbian midfielder has been sensational this campaign, scoring 3 goals and providing 7 assists in the first 9 Serie A matches.

Yet, his contractual situation states otherwise, with 18 months left on his current contract. The Gunners are thought to be keen on signing the Serbian. The Spanish manager looked to bring in a new midfielder during the summer. But Xhaka’s fantastic form this campaign may have led to a re-think of signing a new footballer in that position.

The London giants are also set to offer Granit a new deal. Bringing in a new midfielder in the same position would be doubtful under those circumstances. Milinkovic-Savic may well be an opportunistic signing at best. The Gunners will be on the case if he is available.

Qualifying for the next campaign’s Champions League should boost their chances. But in light of other top teams being in the mix, Sergej would have many options on his table. The Gunners are certainly an attractive destination in the present scenario, but better clarity from Sergej’s camp would be crucial in determining his next move.