Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, so they are now planning a player-plus-cash offer.

Milinkovic-Savic, 27, is a talented player that’s part of a strong Serbia squad hoping to do well at the World Cup in Qatar.

He’s a box-to-box midfielder that should go into the World Cup with good confidence because he’s having another eye-catching season at club level.

Lazio’s talisman has made 20 appearances so far this campaign across all competitions, scoring five goals and making seven assists.

His teammate, Ciro Immobile, has even claimed he’s “on the same level” as Manchester City superstar Kevin de Bruyne.

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Chelsea interested Milinkovic-Savic

According to CMW, Chelsea and Juventus are two potential buyers for Lazio’s creative midfielder.

The report says the Blues may even be willing to offer “substantial cash” plus Ruben Loftus-Cheek in an attempt to bring Milinkovic-Savic to Stamford Bridge.

There’s still 18 months remaining on his Lazio deal, but could Graham Potter’s side tempt the Serie A club into a sale?

Loftus-Cheek is a 26-year-old Chelsea midfielder that’s actually had a decent season, so should have some value himself as a player.

However, the thought of signing all-action midfielder Milinkovic-Savic should be a really appealing one to Blues supporters.

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Loftus-Cheek is an academy graduate that came through Chelsea’s youth system a long time ago, but he’s somehow found his way back into first-team contention.

His versatility is definitely something Graham Potter likes because he’s already used him as a central midfielder, which is his preferred role, and at wing-back.

In our view, it would be a surprise if Potter wants to grant Loftus-Cheek’s exit. The midfield does need a high-quality revamp in the near future, though.

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