Manchester United will have to fend off competition from rival Premier League clubs in the bid to sign highly rated Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic according to various media reports.
Milenkovic, 21, is attracting interests from several European heavyweights following series of impressive performances for his Italian Serie A side.
According to an exclusive report from renowned English transfer news portal Daily Star, Manchester United will have to fend off rival Premier League clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea as well as Italian Serie A giants Juventus in their pursuit of the Serbian international centre back.
The report further stated that Milenkovic is rated at £40m by Fiorentina and that a bid in that region will be too tempting for the club to refuse.
An earlier report from Italian news outlet La Nazione had claimed last week that Manchester United had a £60m bid rejected during the summer’s transfer window.
Manchester United manager is in desperate need of defensive reinforcements for his team after the Red Devils’ poor start to the new league campaign.
The former Premier League winners have conceded a whopping 16 goals in just nine league games and that has seen them drop to ninth spot on the table with 14 points from their first nine games of the season.