Club chief admits he’s willing to listen to offers for Chelsea transfer target

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According to Lazio sporting director Igli Tare, Lazio are willing to listen to offers for midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic when the transfer market opens.

Lazio have previously stated Milinkovic-Savic would command a fee of at least €100 million (£89m/$112m) and Tare insists Chelsea and other interested clubs must pay the full value of the midfielder.

“We certainly don’t need to sell right now,” Tare told Sky Sport Italia.

“I think a lot will change on the transfer market, because the pandemic is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence that transformed everything, so we have to be creative, but above all very clear on our planning for the present and future.

“I think that prices won’t drop for first-rate players. Obviously for the medium and low-end players, there will be a downward trend.

“On Milinkovic-Savic, the boy’s relationship with the city and Lazio will never die because there is a very strong bond that has grown over years.

“On the other hand, considering the situation, his wishes, everything we’ve talked about, every situation will be evaluated at the right time without any pressure, but above all for the good of both parties.

“If there is a possibility that satisfies the club and the player, it will be taken into consideration. If there is not, he is happy and we are very happy for him to stay.”

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