West Ham United have been heavily linked with a move for Nikola Milenkovic this summer.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Hammers are in talks with Fiorentina to sign the highly-rated defender.
talks ongoing with West Ham
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 7, 2021
The 23-year-old is reportedly West Ham’s top defensive target. He is valued at £14 million and has just a year left on his current deal with the Italian outfit.
Squad depth will be key to West Ham’s success this season, particularly with the club set to compete in the Europa League.
David Moyes currently has Craig Dawson, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna and Winston Reid as central defensive options.
With Reid likely to be sold this summer, the club need to buy a dynamic defender.
Milenkovic fits the bill and would be an outstanding signing for the club.
The Hammers are also keeping tabs on Nathaniel Phillips and Duje Caleta-Car, but they are keen to land the Serbian defender.
However, according to The Athletic, West Ham’s offer for Milenkovic has not been accepted by Fiorentina.
The two clubs are some way apart in negotiations, while the Hammers are struggling to meet his personal demands.
It could be difficult to secure Milenkovic’s services, with his representatives making it difficult to get the deal over the line.
He has also been linked with Tottenham Hotspur this summer, but it is unlikely they will move for him following the signing of Cristian Romero.