Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, a midfielder for Lazio, is said to have changed his mind about moving to Arsenal after being on the fence about it last year.
After acquiring Jorginho from their London rivals Chelsea on the last day of the transfer window, Arsenal were able to improve Mikel Arteta’s midfield options.
After coming on as Thomas Partey’s replacement in the Gunners’ 1-0 loss at Everton on Saturday, the 31-year-old didn’t have the best start to his Gunners career.
The north Londoners have been strongly connected with a deal for Milinkovic-Savic and appear to be looking for new faces in midfield in the summer.
According to SportWitness and Corriere dello Sport, Milinkovic-Savic is eager to leave Lazio and wants to join a Champions League team.
After nearly eight years in Serie A with Le Equile, where his contract is set to expire at the end of the following season, he wants a new challenge.
His ‘favourite destination,’ according to the Italian outlet, is the Emirates Stadium, and he is not any closer to renewing his contract with Lazio.
It appears that the Gunners have made the most significant moves towards signing him, and it appears that Milinkovic-Savic is willing to make a U-turn after being unenthusiastic about the transfer in June.
He was hesitant to join Arteta’s team since he seemed unimpressed by what Arsenal had to offer during the summer.
If Arsenal could acquire Milinkovic-Savic for £44 million as his contract nears its end, according to the boot room, it would be a fantastic value for a player of his calibre.