- Florentino Perez and Julen Lopetegui are looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season
- Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi has ruled out the possibility of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic moving to Madrid this summer
In latest Real Madrid Transfer News today, the reigning European champions have been dealt another blow in the market as Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi has announced that star player Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will not be leaving the club this summer.
Real Madrid accelerate their push to sign new players
The development comes in the light of Real Madrid placing the promising young midfielder in the bracket of primary transfer targets in recent days. President Florentino Perez and his team of advisors are said to be working tirelessly to bring in fresh blood and fine tune new boss Julen Lopetegui‘s squad ahead of the start of 2018/19 season.
Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo has reported that the recent defeat to city rivals Atletico Madrid in the European Super Cup Final has created a bit of panic at Santiago Bernabeu and the club has accelerated efforts to bring in a marquee signing before the close of summer transfer window.
As a direct consequence of this approach, Milinkovic-Savic had been sounded out one of the targets and his name has been doing the rounds of all Real Madrid Transfer News columns over the last couple of days. However, Inzaghi’s press conference prior to Lazio’s Serie A opener against Napoli came as a crushing blow.
Lazio coach confirms Milinkovic-Savic will stay
“Milinkovic-Savic is a player who is in demand, but this year he will be part of Lazio. Over the course of this summer, there have been times and there was a possibility of him leaving but I spoke with him during the holidays and I understood that he wants to stay and that the club obviously wants to keep him,” Inzaghi said, thereby ruling out the Serbian midfielder’s departure.
With Milinkovic-Savic now off the charts, Real Madrid still have a couple of weeks until the end of the Spanish transfer window to make new signings and strengthen their squad so as to challenge Barcelona‘s domestic supremacy and go in for an unprecedented fourth straight Champions League title. Lopetegui and Perez will also be looking to fill the considerable void left by the departure of a certain Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, the Los Blancos will face severe handicaps in their attempt to bring in new players as the transfer window for Premier League and Serie A clubs has already shut down and it’ll be tough to ‘fish’ for targets and bring in players from England and Italy now.
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