REAL MADRID are preparing a £150million bid for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to reports in Italy.
The Serbian midfielder, 23, is one of the most in-demand players this summer after a sensational season at Lazio.
Manchester United, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are among the European giants chasing his signature.
But Il Messaggero report Real Madrid are ready to meet the Biancocelecti's £132m asking price — plus an pay extra £18m in bonuses.
And they will offer the player a five-year contract worth £100,000-a-week.
Real Madrid have won four of the past five editions of the Champions League using more-or-less the same players and are keen to bring down the average age of their squad this summer.
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Lazio overachieved last season with a fifth-place finish, despite agonisingly missing out on Champions League qualification in their final day defeat to Inter Milan.
The club is in a very sound financial situation and are under no pressure to sell their prize assets.
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So they will only allow Milinkovic-Savic to leave on their terms. Juventus have made him one of their No 1 targets, but Lazio president Claudio Lotito would much rather sell him abroad.
The Serbian is in Russia with his national side and insists he won't make any decision on his future until after the World Cup.