Chelsea, AC Milan and Inter Milan have reportedly joined Liverpool in the race to sign 23-year-old Fiorentina central defender Nikola Milenkovic ahead of the summer transfer window.
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This news comes after an update over the weekend came out claiming Liverpool have taken a step back in their pursuit of Milenkovic. The Reds are still tracking the defender but are said to have been disappointed with his performances for Serbia during the international break, making them question whether or not he is a viable option for the upcoming transfer window.
However, despite that report, Milenkovic seemingly had two impressive games on paper for Serbia. Although his side conceded four goals in two games against Ireland and Portugal, Milenkovic recorded solid WhoScored ratings of 6.98 and 6.71 respectively. In those two matches, Milenkovic won a stunning 13 aerial battles, made five tackles, six clearances and two interceptions. This suggests that he was busy defensively and was able to win a number of challenges.
Therefore, Milenkovic could still be a player that Liverpool change their mind on and continue to pursue. If that is the case, this interest from Chelsea, Inter and AC Milan could be worrying for the Reds as the list of clubs wanting to sign Milenkovic grows. The 23-year-old is becoming a wanted man and that could allow Fiorentina to drive his price up by starting a bidding war in the summer transfer window.
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