MANCHESTER UNITED have received a boost over Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as reports suggest that the Serbian would prefer a move to Old Trafford over anywhere else in the Premier League.

Arsenal and Newcastle have also been linked to the 27-year-old as the English teams look to put the final touches to their squads ahead of the new season.

Milinkovic-Savic has long been linked with a move to Manchester United who are in the market for a new midfielder.

And with the frustrating transfer saga over Frenkie de Jong growing more fractious, Erik ten Hag may soon look elsewhere.

Tuttosport report that Milinkovic-Savic would be open to a move to Manchester.

They report: "The future of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic remains a puzzle at Lazio.

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"At the moment no official offers have arrived for the Serbian midfielder who despite having already expressed the desire to try a new adventure continues to give everything for the Biancoceleste shirt.

"Arsenal and Newcastle have come forward in the Premier League, but the player wants a more ambitious place and therefore keep an eye on Man Utd after de Jong's "no" to Mr ten Hag."

The report adds that the player's agent wants to keep "every lead open".

Milinkovic-Savic has proven to be increasingly important to Lazio's team during his seven years playing for the Serie A side.

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Last season he clocked up 11 goals and 11 assists as the club went on to finish an impressive 5th.

They will compete in this season's Europa League after their domestic efforts.

For now Man United's main midfield target still appears to be de Jong, despite multiple reports that the Dutchman has snubbed the club.

However, Barcelona's bold transfer moves has left others convinced that the club has no choice but to sell the midfielder.

Along with the drama over de Jong, it's proving to be another busy week for Man United.

The club continue to try and urge Cristiano Ronaldo to stay in Manchester after the star's attempt to leave the club.

In better news, the Red Devils have today confirmed the signing of Lisandro Martinez as they move to strengthen their back line.

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