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Chelsea transfer target Milinković-Savić signs new Lazio contract with massive release clause

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Out of reach?

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Young and powerful midfielder Sergej Milinković-Savić was one of the hottest transfer targets in the summer transfer market. After a scintillating third season with Lazio, many thought the Serie A club would not be able to hold onto his services any longer, as clubs such as Chelsea and Manchester United were supposedly circling in the water. But thanks to a ludicrous asking price in excess of €110 million, Lazio managed to hold on to their prized asset.

And today, they have made the task of taking his talents out of Stadio Olimpico even more difficult (or at least more expensive), as the 23-year-old agreed to put pen to paper on a contract extension until 2023.

Striker Ciro Immobile, who was the main provider of goals for the Italians with 41 scored in all competitions last season, also extended his tenure with Lazio for the same length.

It is believed Milinković-Savić’s new contract includes a €150 million release clause, though that’s obviously something Lazio did not mention in their official announcement. Regardless, it will take a king’s ransom for any club to pry SMS from Lazio’s clutches.