The future of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been the subject of several transfer rumors as of late — though that’s probably nothing new — but just as some clarity had started to emerge, Lazio themselves have thrown things wide open.

Last week, the narrative shifted to SMS staying with Lazio, and maybe even signing a slightly better and longer deal than his current contract, which has three years left to run. 

But Lazio sporting director Igli Tare acknowledged that the situation is quite as simple, and a lot will depend on the 25-year-old’s desire to continue his five-year relationship with the club.