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Man United keen on Serie A 23-year-old star

Timothy Aiyeku

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Man United are desperate to land the services of Fiorentina defender, Nikola Milenkovic as soon as in the winter transfer window re-opens in January.

The 23-year-old centre-back’s contract with the Italian Serie A outfit expires at the end of next season and there are concerns that he might not be staying to the end with lots of clubs interested in his signature.

North London outfit Tottenham are also showing interest in the signature of the Fiorentina defender and they are set to battle Man United as Jose Mourinho is not done with equipping his defence, especially with a player that has been impressive in the Italian Serie A.

It is suggested that La Viola will be forced into a sale unless as long as they cannot agree on a new deal with Nikola Milenkovic so as not to lose him for free.

Calcio Mercato reports that Tottenham and Manchester United have both speaking with Milenkovic’s agents on the possibility of a deal in January, it is also understood that both Premier League clubs have prepared a lucrative offer for the player.

The 23-year-old defender could have had enough at the club after over 100 games for Fiorentina in all competitions, while he has been capped 23 times by the Serbian national team.

Meanwhile, another Premier Leg sue side West Ham United were reported to have made an attempt to secure his services during the summer transfer window but failed.

However, the Red Devils still have a need for a defender and are hoping they can sign Nikola Milenkovic to partner Harry Maguire as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still hoping to strengthen his centre-back.

The Red Devils have been linked with several other central defenders, including RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano and Kalidou Koulibaly from the Italian Serie A outfit Napoli ahead of the January transfer window.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.