Man United fighting to sign Nikola Milenkovic: report

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Man United may well be in the hunt for a centre-half this summer. Enter, Nikola Milenkovic.

From Harry Maguire’s schoolboy errors to Victor Lindelof’s nervousness. It seems pretty clear to me that Manchester United need to add at least one high-quality centre-half to the playing squad this summer.

The good news? It seems as though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also recognised his defence as a major weakness. Hence why we’re constantly being linked with a move to sign a central defender when the window opens.

The latest claim is one stating that Manchester United are interested in Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic.

It’s coming from Italy, namely Gazzetta dello Sport (Thursday print edition), transcribed by Sport Witness.

This claim comes around because Milenkovic’s contract expires in 2022. Fiorentina either have to sell him this summer, tie him down to a new deal or lose him for free. Right now, the first option looks most likely.

GdS claim that the 23-year-old looks certain to play in the Premier League next season, with United fighting to sign the Serbian. The problem? Manchester City are also keen…

Check out what Gazzetta Dello Sport had to say here:

Although Milenkovic is obviously an unproven Premier League commodity, I struggle to see him being any worse than Lindelof. The Ice Man blows hot and cold far too often and it’s becoming a real problem.

We do have to be realistic about our chances at signing Milenkovic, though. If City want him badly enough, they’re probably the front-runners given the fact they’re likely to win the league this season.

The good news for United is that with Milenkovic’s contract winding down, he may well be cheaper than his usual market value – but only if a deal is possible for the Old Trafford club.

Would a Man United move for Nikola Milenkovic make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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