Man United want to sign 21-year-old Serie A defender – report

Manchester United are interested in a potential deal to sign Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic, according to a report in Italy

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Manchester United are interested in a deal to sign Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic, according to a report in Italy.

Italian media outlet La Repubblica, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that the Red Devils have been in contact with Milenkovic’s agent to discuss a potential deal.

The same article states that Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is eager to bolster the Red Devils team in the January transfer market.

According to the same story, the 20-time English champions are considering a January swoop for the 21-year-old despite the club’s strategy of conserving funds for the summer.

The report goes on to claim Manchester United are eager to land a new centre-half to improve their defence despite Jose Mourinho’s dismissal earlier this month.

The former Red Devils boss had been eager to sign a new central defender to improve his options in the middle of his defence after missing out on a key signing in that position in the summer.

Manchester United appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their interim manager last week until the end of the 2018-19 Premier League season.

The Red Devils haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013 when Sir Alex Ferguson got his hands on his 13th and final top-flight crown.

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