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United face competition from Bayern Munich for Serbian hotshot

Bayern Munich all set to battle with Manchester United in the transfer market for highly rated Serie A defender.

Manchester United continue their hunt for a centre-back in January, but the task just got a bit harder with the entrance of Bayern Munich in the battle. Whereas Bayern Munich have got their eyes on one of the most promising young centre-back in Europe.

According to the Italian outlet Calciomercato, Bayern Munich are strongly interested in the Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic, who has been attracting the attention of United recently. Bayern Munich seem to be all set to battle with Manchester United in the transfer market for the highly rated prospect who is beginning to gain attention from Europe’s top clubs.

Fiorentina has already given Manchester United their valuation of the defender. It’s above the kind of money United are willing to pay. The reports state that Fiorentina will not accept anything less than £44 million for the Serbian international. As reported, United were interested in signing Milenkovic because of his versatility.

The 21-year-old has so far made 19 appearances for the Viola since joining from Partizan Belgrade last summer, and he impressed during his three outings for Serbia at this summer’s World Cup in Russia. Milenkovic is equally effective when deployed as a right back.

The 21-year old Manchester United target could be the long-term partner for Niklas Sule at the heart of the Bavarian’s defence, with Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng now 29 and 30 years old respectively and now it could be the best time for Bayern Munich to sign the Serbian defender.

Also, Manchester United are in desperate need of defensive reinforcement and if the Red Devils miss out on the signing of Milenkovic, the rift between Jose Mourinho and Manchester United hierarchy will only be become worse.

Author’s take:

Nikola Milenkovic is a 21-year old Serbian football defender who plays for Fiorentina and is a Serbian international team. As at home at right-back, as he is in the heart of defence, he is widely considered as the best performer in Serbia’s World Cup 2018 squad.

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