English Premier League giants Manchester United are very much expected to splash the cash this summer on a couple of signings as they continue to strengthen their squad to challenge for major titles next season. The Red Devils have been a much-improved side from last season and are currently on course to collect their most points in the league since Sir Alex Ferguson retired as the club's manager.

Olé Gunnar Solksjær, the club's current manager, has been lauded for the major improvements he has brought to the club even though they did not start this current season as brightly as they would have hoped. After losing the title to local rivals Manchester City, they would aim to come back next season more prepared than they were This campaign as they continue to hunt for their first English Premier League title win since 2013.

Premier League giants Manchester United have reportedly started contract talks with Italian Serie outfit Lazio over the potential transfer of midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. United have been courting the renowned midfield superstar over the last couple of transfer windows, but have not been able to reach an agreement with the player's club to finalize the transfer.

Milinkovic-Savic, 26, has continued to be a star performer for his club this season and is also currently in fine form. He has also continued from where he stopped last season and has already had a hand in 19 direct goal contributions so far this campaign (11 assists and 8 goals) in only 37 appearances so far. That's a great return from a midfielder, and it explains just why United have been tracking him for more than two years now.

Fresh reports emerging from Italian news media outlets are all suggesting that Italian Serie A outfit Lazio are highly interested in snapping up unsettled Real Madrid Winger Vinicius Junior and want to make him a new Lazio player when the summer window opens. Vinicius is currently enduring a mixed season at the Spanish giants this campaign and has rarely been the player that he is known to be.

He has not really impressed Real Madrid bosses this term and it is believed that the reason he continues to make it to the starting XI is because of the several first-team stars who have been sidelined with injuries this term. The Brazilian winger was in a better situation by this time last campaign but he has not been able to replicate the form that saw him terrorize La Liga defenders last season.

Lazio will test their recent good form when they travel to Milan to take on fellow title contenders Inter Milan in the standout game in the Italian Serie A this weekend. Lazio are one of the form teams in European football right now after their impressive run of six straight wins in the league and they would be seeking victory number seven on the bounce at the expense of a wounded Inter Milan team.

Inter Milan are still reeling from their disappointing Coppa Italia semi-final exit at the hands of Juventus. Inter Milan had trailed 2-1 in the first leg at home last week and were unable to turn it around at the home of Juventus as the two teams settled for a goalless draw in a fiery encounter in Turin on Tuesday night thus paving the way for Juventus to secure their place in the

Italian Serie A capital club Lazio would be hoping for a better year in 2021 after they ended 2020 with a defeat. In their last game this year, Lazio were beaten 3-2 by league leaders AC Milan in what was the standout game of week 14 in the Italian Serie A.

Lazio have had a good year in 2020 especially in the first half of the year when they emerged as genuine title threat to league champions Juventus before the enforced suspension of the Italian Serie A league in March due to Covid-19. Lazio were not able to maintain their title momentum when the league resumed in the summer but were still able to finish in the top four which guaranteed their return to Champions League football after several years. Lazio finished in fourth position with 78 points at the end of the season. The capital outfit ended the season five points adrift of Juventus who won the Italian Serie A for the eighth season in a row.

Lazio have set their sights on a return to winning ways ahead of their trip to face Benevento in one of the early games of matchday 12 in the Italian topflight this term. Lazio are playing catch up on the other title contenders this season and they have their work cut out if they want to close the gap on the other big teams on the Italian Serie A standings after the shock loss to Hellas Verona at home. Lazio were beaten 2-1 at home by their opponents in one of the most surprising results in the league in recent times.

The away win over Lazio ensured that Hellas Verona move ahead of the capital club on the league standings. They move ahead of Lazio who have already lost four times in just 11 league games this season. Hellas Verona are up to seventh spot from eighth spot with 19 points, while Lazio are in ninth on the log after falling two places below their previous seventh spot due to the away loss at home to Verona.

Italian capital giants Lazio are yet to have the full complement of their midfield at any point this season but that could change in the coming days. According to Italian broadcaster Radiosei, Lazio are close to having all their eight midfielders available at the same time. Competition for a place in the Lazio midfield will be stiffer with the latest development as eight players will battle one another for the right to fill just three spots in the starting XI under the stewardship of manager Simone Inzaghi.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Andreas Pereira, Lucas Leiva, Gonzalo Escalante, Marco Parolo, Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro, Luis Alberto and Daniel Cataldi are the eight midfielders available for selection in the Lazio first team.Serbian international Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro have been ever present in the Lazio midfield this season, while the others have been rotated dependent on injuries and Covid-19. Milinkovic-Savic and Akpro have made nine appearances apiece for the Italian capital club this season

Manchester United backup goalie Sergio Romero reportedly wants to leave this summer. With Dean Henderson not going out anymore due to his fine performance for Sheffield United last term, there would be three top choices to pick from and Romero doesn’t like his odds.

Per the report, following the return of Dean Henderson from Sheffield United, Romero will go further down the pecking order. Henderson is expected to be the no 2 behind David De Gea and Henderson has also been given the assurance that he will be given a fair chance to fight for the number 1 shirt with De Gea. Romero will not leave for free as the Red Devils are searching for between £8-10 million for his services.

Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos is on the radar of Bundesliga top clubs. Mavropanos, 22, is currently on-loan at Nuremberg and his impressive form this season has caught the eye of several clubs in Germany.
According to a report from Goal, five Bundesliga clubs have made contact with the players' representatives regarding a potential summer transfer. The defender has been able to adapt to German football displaying a mix of pace and quality on the ball.

David de Gea was globally considered as the best shot stopper in the world, but the last 18 months have been a very testing and enduring one for the Manchester United number one. He has suffered a massive dip in form, costing his team precious points. The latest among his poor displays was his howler against Everton.


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