Chelsea have made contact with the agent of Lazio attacking midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to reports in the French media.
It is claimed that coach Claude Makelele has held talks with Mateja Kezman, his former Blues teammate, who now represents Milinkovic-Savic.
Fans on Twitter are not sure what to make of the story:
Roman is playing Fifa in real life.
— JMH (@ChelseaCentral_) July 1, 2020
That means no Havertz though?
— Super Frank Era (@SuperFrankEra) July 1, 2020
He’s a boss in midfield, very good
— Kai’s Burner (@idoketsometimes) July 1, 2020
This is the link I’ve been waiting for! A man who can boss the midfield alongside Kovacic, Kante, Ruben and Mount!
— freddie (@creddiemonk) July 1, 2020
No way he’ll cost like 90m too much
— 𝕽𝖔𝖒𝖊𝖔 (@SW3CareFree) July 1, 2020
The perfect Frank Lampard signing. Work rate, tall, lovely technique, and has started to arrive more into the box last 2 seasons.
— d ioz (@MouScouting) July 1, 2020
Another day another player linked to us 🤦🏾♂️
— Julian Simon-Parson (@JulesSP_) July 1, 2020
We Chelsea don’t need him OK but the person we need is kai haverts in Chelsea more than anything now
— Chijioke (@Chijiok80355835) July 1, 2020
Lazio have stated in recent weeks that Milinkovic-Savic could be sold for the right price, but there is believed to be competition for the Serbian playmaker’s signature.
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in the 25-year-old while the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City have been linked with the player in the past.
Milinkovic-Savic would probably cost a similar amount to Kai Havertz and if you look at the numbers, the Serbian doesn’t compare particularly favourably.
This campaign, the midfielder has scored six goals and contributed seven assists in 34 appearances for Lazio, while Havertz has scored 16 and provided nine assists.