Lazio Shortlist Versatile Rennes Midfielder as Milinkovic-Savic Replacement

With a summer overhaul in the picture, Lazio are first and foremost prepared to lose one of their most valuable players in recent memory – Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

The central midfielder is heavily linked with some of the world’s best clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, with both clubs recently submitting a €65m bids for the powerhouse.

In light of such advances for their star midfielder, Lazio have stepped up the effort to scout for a replacement in the Serbian’s position.

Keeping that in mind, the Biancocelesti have prepared an offer for Rennes midfield ace Benjamin Bourigeaud, who is touted to be the ‘perfect’ replacement according to sporting director Igli Tare and the club management, as per reports from Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi).

The 28-year-old Frenchman has played a pivotal part in propelling the Breton side into the top-four and moreover, Rennes will reportedly green-light any apt offer for their talisman.

The versatile midfielder is valued currently at €15m by the French club but Tare believes he can negotiate he price further down to €10m or under since Bourigeaud has one year remaining on his club contract.

The exciting winger cum central midfielder is also being pursued by Leicester City (via Stade-Rennais-Online). He has 15 assists and 10 goals in 44 appearances for Les Rennais.