MANCHESTER UNITED have not agreed to sign Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to reports.
Manchester United have been linked with the Serbia international ever since last summer and fresh speculation has arisen in recent weeks.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in the market for at least one midfielder and may need another should Paul Pogba leave before the transfer window closes.
Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini have already departed, leaving the Norwegian short in that area.
Reports in Italy claim that not only had the Red Devils agreed to sign Milinkovic-Savic for around £70m, but that the player had agreed a five-year contract.
But, according to the Daily Express, these reports are wide of the mark and United are not even in for the midfielder.
They claim that Solskjaer is still expected to bolster his midfield ranks but that they are looking elsewhere.
Another player that they have been heavily linked with in recent weeks is Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
The Portuguese international scored 21 goals from midfield last season in all competitions, attracting the attentions of several clubs.
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Recent reports though suggest that Manchester United are beginning to become annoyed over talk about signing him.
They feel that Sporting might be using them to inflate Fernandes’ price-tag.
United have so far signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James this summer but are keen to add more new faces.
A new centre-half is still the top priority with Leicester City star Harry Maguire top of the wish-list.
Speaking on Wednesday, Solskjaer opened up on his side’s remaining transfer plans.
“I believe in these players,” said Solskjaer. I’m sure we could do well, but it’s both short term and long term. When we’re working on something that means we’ve identified something that could improve us.
“If it’s to be or not to be we will see. It will take time for any player to adjust to Manchester United – apart from me, it took me six minutes.
“We’ve got to be patient, it’s a long haul and it’s very important we get the right ones in.
“When you hit a hurdle you can’t just jump on a different path. I’ve not had a frustrated feeling at all.”