Wednesday 20

Manchester United

Red Devils step up interest in Milenkovic

11th October 2018, 10:37 by Tom Hill

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will scout Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic during Serbia's clash against Montenegro.

The under-pressure Manchester United chief has heard good things about the talented 20-year-old, who is expected to start the UEFA Nations League clash at the Podgorica City stadium in the Montenegrin capital.

United sources have confirmed their scouts have already watched Milenkovic on a few occasions and Mourinho wants to see what the hype is about for himself.

Despite the ongoing speculation he could be shown the Old Trafford exit in the next few weeks, Mourinho is still making plans to bolster the Red Devils' squad in January.

He was not happy after United failed to recruit any of his desired central defensive targets back in the summer, ratcheting up his belief he is not being properly backed in the transfer market.

It's believed Milenkovic is under consideration because he is also comfortable playing at right-back and Fiorentina may be willing sellers, with a fee of around £35m being touted.

Another player on show for Serbia is likely to be Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who the Manchester giants reportedly had a £90m bid turned down for last year although insiders indicate it is Milenkovic who is under the United spotlight.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

More Manchester United

Manchester United

Sanchez set to drop wage demands

20th February 2019, 11:35

Sources close to Alexis Sanchez have hinted he is willing to take a drop in salary if he needs to quit Manchester United.

Manchester United

Sancho on United wanted list

20th February 2019, 04:19

Manchester United will need Champions League football and £100million if they are to strike a deal for Jadon Sancho.

Manchester United

Lukaku looking for summer Juve switch

19th February 2019, 11:19

In order to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku would reportedly favour a summer switch to Juventus over Inter Milan.

Manchester United

United response pleases Ole

19th February 2019, 00:52

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised his Manchester United players as the got back on track with a 2-0 FA Cup win at Chelsea last night.

Manchester United

Confident Red Devils can respond - Shaw

18th February 2019, 16:09

Luke Shaw insists the recent loss hasn't dented Manchester United's confidence as they prepare to face Chelsea.

Manchester United

United duo ruled out

18th February 2019, 09:32

Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial will both be missing for Manchester United when they travel to Chelsea in the FA Cup this evening.

Recent Sport Headlines


Mings enjoying return to form

20th February 2019, 19:15

Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings is pleased with the form he has shown since joining Aston Villa on loan.

Borussia Dortmund

Eggestein on BVB's radar

20th February 2019, 19:14

Werder Bremen midfielder Maximilian Eggestein has reportedly emerged as a summer target for Borussia Dortmund.

Crystal Palace

Palace chief delighted to land new role

20th February 2019, 18:40

Crystal Palace chief executive Phil Alexander will be the Premier League's new representative on the Professional Game Board (PGB).


Saints confirm new deal for Obafemi

20th February 2019, 18:26

Southampton have announced that Michael Obafemi has committed his future to the club by signing a new three-and-a-half-year contract.


My future not the concern right now - Johansen

20th February 2019, 17:57

Stefan Johansen says his focus in on performing well for West Brom amid rumours a permanent move is on the cards.


Masters preparations still being discussed - Woods

20th February 2019, 17:55

Tiger Woods has revealed it was back around autumn last year that he started to think about plans for the 2019 Masters.

AC Milan

Piatek eyes Rossoneri revival

20th February 2019, 17:53

Striker Krzysztof Piatek hopes he can help AC Milan get back to challenging for titles.

Crystal Palace

Palace face battle to keep hold of Wan-Bissaka

20th February 2019, 17:48

Crystal Palace face a battle to keep hold of Aaron Wan-Bissaka with Manchester City expected to step up their interest this summer.