Lazio president Claudio Lotito has denied that there is an agreement in place to sell midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to Serie A rivals Juventus this winter. The Serbia international has been heavily linked with the Bianconeri as they look to bolster their midfield options.
Milinkovic-Savic has become a pivotal figure at Lazio since joining the club from Genk in 2015 but has been paired with a move away this season, with interest from the Premier League alongside Juventus.
In an interview with Il Messaggero, Lotito denied that the 27-year-old was set to complete a move to the Allianz Stadium in January and revealed that the price he would demand for his star asset would only increase with time.
“I have no agreement with Mateja Kezman (Milinkovic-Savic‘s agent) to sell him to Juve or anyone else this winter,” Lotito declared.
“On the contrary, he is no longer worth €100 million but now €120m. Every month, the price goes up,” he added.
Contract concerns for Lazio
Milinkovic-Savic has been in fine form for the Biancoceleste this season, contributing four goals in 12 appearances from midfield and helping Lazio record three consecutive 4-0 victories in Serie A.
The Serbia international has amassed over 300 appearances for the capital club but with only a year and a half remaining on his contract, there are fears that Lazio may be forced to sell this season or risk losing him for free in 2024.