Man Utd fighting arch-rivals City over Nikola Milenkovic transfer with Fiorentina ace rejecting new deal with Italians

Man Utd fighting arch-rivals City over Nikola Milenkovic transfer with Fiorentina ace rejecting new deal with Italians

MANCHESTER UNITED are hoping to beat neighbours Man City to the signing of Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic.

The Red Devils are searching for a centre-back who can partner club captain Harry Maguire.

And, according to The Express, Milenkovic is the latest name being considered.

The 23-year-old Serbian began his career at Partizan Belgrade where he played 44 times for the club.

In 2017, he then made the move to Serie A, reaching an agreement with Fiorentina for a transfer fee in the region of £5million.

Since then, he has played 119 times for the Italian side and scored an impressive ten goals.

He has also notched up 26 caps for the Serbian national team.

Predominantly a centre-half, Milenkovic is versatile in that he also has experience as a right-back, meaning he could cover for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly have been fighting it out to play alongside Maguire for the Red Devils this season.

But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is rumoured to be willing to dip into the transfer market to resolve the issue.

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United have conceded 31 times in 24 Premier League games, the most out of the current top five and more than twice as many as City.

And Solskjaer's side have seen themselves drop out of title contention in the league after winning just one of their last five.

City look to have run away with the title after beating Everton 3-1 on Wednesday night to move ten points clear at the top.

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