Man United told to pay £100m for 23-year-old midfield sensation

Lazio are reportedly willing to lower their asking price for Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

The Serbian midfielder was heavily linked with a move away from the Stadio Olimpico during the summer, with United thought to be leading the race for his signature.

The likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus were also credited with an interest, but Milinkovic-Savic ultimately stayed at Lazio after they refused to sell for anything below £100m.

However, Sky Sport Italia reports that Lazio are considering lowering that price tag after acknowledging that the 23-year-old’s performances have dipped so far this season.

The Serie A outfit will not consider offers during the January transfer window, but could alter their demands next summer in order to cash in on the player.

Milinkovic-Savic, who has also been linked with a move to Inter Milan, has scored one goal in 15 appearances for Lazio this season.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils midfielder Juan Mata is not ready to commit his long-term future to the club and will wait until January window to assess his variants before making a final decision.

The Spaniard is out of contract at Old Trafford at the end of the season and United want to protect their investment in the 30-year-old by extending his deal.

Mata joined United for £37m in 2014 and has made close to 199 appearances for the Red Devils. The midfielder is no longer a regular starter at Old Trafford and is wary that this is likely to be his last big deal of his career.

According to ESPN, Mata wants to stay at United but will wait to speak to foreign clubs in January before committing to a new deal.