After adding Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig to the squad, Chelsea has set its sight on Lazio midfielder, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer.
Lazio had already given up that the midfielder will be sold, but his next destination remains unknown. With the transfer embargo placed on the club by UEFA lifted, Chelsea is ready to splash the cash. With the ban lifted, Chelsea, from the money saved from their transfer deals, is ready to restructure the team for Frank Lampard. This means that the Blues are not done with transfers despite making early deals.
Abramovich would want t repeat the club’s success in the Premier League in 2017 to make the fans smile again.
Will Milinkovic-Savic be a good business for Chelsea?
Gazzetta dello Sport, in its report, claimed that the Blues are making a real effort in getting Milinkovic-Savic’s signature this summer. According to the report, the Stamford Bridge outfit has initiated contacts with Lazio over the purchase of the in-demand midfielder.
Other clubs waiting in the wings to snap up the Serbian international include Real Madrid, PSG, and Manchester United, with Lazio willing to let him go provided the clubs meet the valuation of the midfielder initially placed on €100 million (£90.6m) but that fee has dropped.
It appears as though the ball is in Milinkovic-Savic’s court, and he may well want to play Champions League football next season.
With Champions League football assured for him at least next season with Lazio, any club that succeeds in signing the Serbian will know that it has done good business.
He has been the mainstay in the Lazio starting eleven, anchoring the midfield this season, where he has already made 29 appearances in all competitions this season, with five goals and five assists to his credit.
With a passing accuracy of 77.2%, the midfielder has vertical nature of the passes in his radar, making him a complete midfielder.
If the deal goes through, he will slot in easily into Frank Lampard’s midfield. This is because he has been seen to have a similar playing style to that of the ex-England international.