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Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic plays down transfer, happy at Lazio

ESPN FC's Ligue 1 correspondent Julien Laurens shares his thoughts on Manchester United and Manchester City's links with PSG forward Kylian Mbappe.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has suggested he is happy at Lazio despite interest from Manchester United and Juventus.

The Serbian midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away from the Italian capital after scoring 12 goals in 35 games in Serie A last season.

Barcelona have also been mentioned as a possible destination but the 23-year-old said after Serbia's World Cup exit that he is not desperate for a change of scenery this summer.

"I need a little bit of rest now," he told TV Mediaset. "I'll return to Rome and I would be happy if I stay at Lazio, as I'm content there and I have a contract.

"I read something different in the papers every day, but I haven't thought about it yet. First I'll rest for a bit, then we'll see."

Sources have told ESPN FC that United manager Jose Mourinho is admirer of Milinkovic-Savic but that Lazio's valuation of nearly €100 million is a stumbling block.

Mourinho has already bolstered his midfield with the £47m capture of Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk to compensate for Michael Carrick's departure while Marouane Fellaini has signed a contract extension.

Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @RobDawsonESPN.

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