Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has insisted all the Manchester United transfer rumours this summer were just paper talk.
The Serbia international has shone in Serie A and it’s unsurprising that big offers may have come in for him in recent times.
However, speaking about the whole saga now, Milinkovic-Savic seemed to write off all the talk of a possible move to Man Utd, hinting the speculation wasn’t true.
“I never said I wanted to leave Lazio, I feel good here,” he told Sport Plus, as translated by Calciomercato.
“I never mentioned a possible transfer to Manchester United and it was just paper talk. New commitments await me with Lazio.”
It remains to be seen if the same old transfer gossip surrounding the player will surface again in January, but there’s no doubt the 24-year-old could be a superb signing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
United lost Ander Herrera to PSG on a free transfer and could surely do with upgrades on the likes of Nemanja Matic and Fred in that area of the pitch.
Still, Milinkovic-Savic’s comments perhaps suggest we’re not as likely to see him at Old Trafford as we may have all thought.