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Report: Colossus West Ham target who pocketed Ronaldo last season available for £8.5m

West Ham target Nikola Milenkovic can now leave AFC Fiorentina this summer for as little as €10m (£8.5m).

According to Italian journalist Paolo Bargiggia, the 6’4” colossus can leave the Serie A side for €10m. Milenkovic’s contract with Fiorentina expires next summer. As reported by Sky Sports Italia, the West Hams are eager on signing the Serb.

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As per the report, Fiorentina want to sell Milenkovic this summer given that his contract expires in just over 12 months. According to CalcioMercato, Everton and Tottenham are also keen on the 23-year-old defender.

The defender impressed for La Viola last season, making 34 appearances in Serie A. Including a match where the centre-back was able to keep Cristiano Ronaldo quiet in a 1-1 draw against Juventus.

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West Ham are keen to sign quality additions to the squad this summer with the Hammers set to compete in the UEFA Europa League next season. Although the Irons finished sixth, they still conceded more goals than Tottenham, Arsenal and Aston Villa.

Milenkovic will offer added defensive quality to West Ham

With the Fiorentina centre-back being compared to Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic, it’s easy to see why so many clubs are interested in the 23-year-old.

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Milenkovic is one of Serie A’s top defenders and a player who could develop into one of Europe’s best centre-backs. And with Fiorentina now willing to sell the Serbian for cheap, West Ham simply have the sign him.

With Milenkovic in defence, West Ham’s defence will improve greatly as well as give David Moyes more depth in the position with midweek European games on the horizon for the Irons.

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