Football transfer rumours: Manchester United in for Milinkovic-Savic?

Today’s tell-all didn’t get where it is today being squirted by water and milk

While the identity of the player who doused José Mourinho with milk and water in Sunday’s post-match tunnel bust-up at Old Trafford has yet to be revealed, the Rumour Mill can’t help but hope that Luke Shaw took advantage of the melee to exact a modicum of revenge on his own manager. The Manchester United full-back has been traduced, disparaged and belittled by his own manager on a regular basis since the Portuguese took over at the club and despite getting a rare run-out against CSKA Moscow last week, is believed to want to leave in January. He won’t go cheaply, mind – reports today suggest the 22-year-old is looking for a £5m severance package to compensate for any loss of earnings he might incur should his next club fail to match his current £130,000-per-week wages. Newcastle and Southampton are both interested in giving Shaw a fresh start.

While Mourinho may not rate Shaw, reports over the weekend suggest he thinks highly enough of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to pay the thick end of £100m for the Lazio and Serbia midfielder next summer. The Serie A side paid Belgian club Genk £16m for Milinkovic-Savic, commonly known as Sergej, two years ago but will expect close to £100m from potential suitors.

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