United-linked Nikola Milenkovic reportedly not for sale but just for now
- Milenkovic has reportedly been told to stay put this month.
- £50m in the summer could set things in motion though.
- United are mostly linked with centre backs these days.
A towering Fiorentina centre back Nikola Milenkovic, 21, is going nowhere this month despite a Man United link. That is according to The Daily Mirror.
They quote a 'Fiorentina source' who said: ''Nikola won’t move in January. He will see the season out at the Artemio Franchi [Fiorentina's stadium] and then, if he does leave, he is likely to command a very high fee of around £50m.''
Milenkovic has been impressing in Serie A and he even reportedly got Jose Mourinho scouting him last year during one of the international breaks. He's quite grown in power which is reflected by his price tag. He joined Fiorentina from Partizan Belgrade in 2017 for slightly over £4m.
#Transfer Rater #Milenkovic : a young CB with huge potential & who is already very good. Very good in the air and has that vidic feel bout him. Can also play right back. I can see this being very high on #mufc radar. #koulibaly #skriniar #manolas #militao— MufcInsider !!!!! (@MufcinsiderL) January 11, 2019
There have been talks of Andreas Pereira possibly heading to Fiorentina on loan which could facilitate the swap deal. However, nothing concrete has been made in the Brazilian's regard as his contract with United expires in the summer.
United are desperate to sign a new centre back since pretty much every new rumour worth reading that crops up is about a new defender. Kostas Manolas has been linked, either, and he could be available for slightly more than £30m which is his release clause since June.
Koulibaly for 90m? I’m going to say pass & move for Milenkovic or Skriniar instead— hongo (@hongo_jr) January 10, 2019