Manchester United are working double time to thrash out a deal for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

With Premier League clubs only able to sign players until Thursday, the Red Devils are at a huge disadvantage against the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid who are also interested in snapping up the Serbian international and will be able to do business until the end of the month.

According to Calciomercato, it has prompted United to rush through a mega-bucks deal for the Serbian international. The fee has been set at £138million – the sum Lazio president Claudio Lotito has reportedly quoted in order for the Roman club to entertain any offers.

While the former Genk midfielder has recently declared that he is happy to stay with the Biancocelesti, Calciomercato claims his agents Mateja Kezman and Uros Jankovic are working on sending the player to a top club where he can compete in the Champions League, a competition his current club narrowly missed out on in the upcoming season.

And the Old Trafford outfit is now said to be in the driving seat for Milinkovic-Savic’s signature, with ex-Genk scout Roland Janssen, who had helped the Serbian midfielder make the move to the Belgian club from Vojvodina in 2014, now at Manchester United’s ranks and is thought to be fuelling interest in the midfield dynamo.