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Arsenal have reportedly joined the race to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who is also a summer target for Premier League rivals Manchester United

Italian journalist Giulio Cardone has told Radio Sei that Arsenal have joined an ever growing list of suitors for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Gunners are set to rival Premier League rivals Manchester United in the race to sign the Lazio midfielder in the summer transfer window.

Milinkovic-Savic has been on a tear ever since he joined Lazio from KRC Genk in the summer of 2015. Over the last three seasons, the player has gone about rising in stature, not just in Italian football but in all of Europe, with many regarding him as one of the most promising young midfielders in the continent.

The 2017-18 season was his most productive yet, with Milinkovic-Savic bagging 14 goals and 9 assists in 48 appearances across all competitions. More than his contribution in front of goal, it is his ability to contribute to the defensive side of the game which has brought forth interest from top clubs across Europe, with Manchester United believed to be the front-runners in his pursuit.

The need to sign midfielders this summer is imperative for Manchester United, with Michael Carrick retiring at the end of last season. Furthermore, with Marouane Fellaini set to leave on a free transfer, the Red Devils have the need to buy a couple of midfielders in the current window.

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