Report: £20m offer for Serbian defender
Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims West Ham have made a 25 million Euro (£20m) offer for Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic but claims the Italian club turned it down and are holding out for at least 30 million euros (£25m)
The 22-year old Serbia international is 6ft 5ins tall and technically good with the versatility to be able to play at centre back or right-back also.
He has been tracked by some of Europe’s top sides, including Manchester United and the offer may yet fall short of Fiorentina’s valuation.
Born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia, Milenkovic began his youth football career at Partizan in 2015.
Milenković was loaned to Teleoptik for the 2015–16 season. At the beginning of 2016, he joined the first team of Partizan making his debut.
In 2017, Partizan president Milorad Vučelić confirmed that Milenković would be joining Serie A side Fiorentina in the summer.
The transfer fee was reported as €5.1 million. Milenković made his debut for Fiorentina in 1–0 away victory over Cagliari on 22 December 2017, having played 84 minutes of the game.