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Arsenal and Manchester United target set to join Al-Hilal in latest Saudi switch

The midfielder is set to join another ex-transfer target at the club

One-time Arsenal and Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has agreed a sensational switch to Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal, it has emerged.

The Serbian midfielder, currently at Lazio, has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, with the Gunners and United the two sides thought to be the most likely landing spots for the 6ft3 inch midfielder.

Still just 28-years-old, he is coming off the back of another excellent season for the Italian outfit, having helped them gain Champions League football for just the second time since 2016.

Playing in a box-to-box role, he chipped in with nine goals and eight assists in Serie A, as well as finding the back of the net twice in the Europa League.

Now, as per Italian outlet La Repubblica, the midfielder has reached an agreement with Al-Hilal over a switch to Saudi Arabia, becoming the latest high-profile star to join the ROSHN Pro League.

He is set to earn 20m euros a year (£17m), roughly £330,000 per week for completing the switch.

Should the move be completed, he would join fellow ex-Arsenal and Manchester United target Ruben Neves in the Al-Hilal engine room, a pairing that wouldn’t look out of place in the Champions League knockout rounds.

They are also thought to be interested in Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, though that deal is complicated both due to Chelsea’s £40m asking price and Lukaku’s desire to return to Inter Milan, who so far have not been able to make a satisfactory offer for the Belgian.

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Ben Browning

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