Chelsea eyeing move for Serie A midfielder valued at £70million

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Chelsea will reportedly try to join Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the winter transfer window provided their transfer embargo is lifted.

Frank Lampard’s side were unable to join any new players in the summer due to a transfer ban which will also prevent them from signing in the January transfer window. Though, according to Sky Sports, the Court of Arbitration have told that the Blues’ appeal against the ban will be discovered on the 20th.

The Mirror reports that if the transfer ban is lifted, the West London club will try to join Milinkovic-Savic who is currently valued at £70 million.

The Serbian international has proved himself as one of the best midfielders in Serie A thanks to his plays for Lazio. Since signing the Biancocelesti from Genk, the 24-year-old has scored 33 goals while providing 28 assists in 178 matches across all competitions. This campaign, Milinkovic-Savic has featured in all of Lazio’s 15 appearances so far, amassing two goals and five assists.

Chelsea already have several quality midfielders in their side, and the Serb’s addition will undoubtedly bolster their squad. However, Lazio will undoubtedly try their best to keep one of their best players.