According to sources, Chelsea have joined the growing list of suitors for Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic. In his time with Fiorentina, Milenkovic has established himself as one of the best defenders outside of the Serie A elite. His current club could be forced to sell him this summer because of his contract expiring in 2022.
It could provide him with the opportunity to put his skills to the test at a larger club. Milenkovic could end up playing in the Premier League. Tottenham, for example, admires him, but relations with Liverpool and Manchester United seem to have cooled. But he now has a new suitor as Chelsea.
Chelsea bolstered their defense in the summer by signing Thiago Silva on a free transfer. However, the former PSG captain only agreed to a one-year contract.
Silva’s contract could be extended for another year, but Chelsea would need to find a long-term solution soon. Nikola Milenkovic, who is 23 years old, may be a perfect candidate.
Milenkovic, mostly a centre-back but also capable of covering as a right-back, has the ability to excel in the Premier League. Furthermore, it is assumed that he prefers to play for an English team.
It is not yet clear who will be in charge of this. Chelsea is now in contention.
The report from TMW also insists that Liverpool and Man Utd remain in the running, despite claims to the contrary elsewhere.
Milenkovic’s agent is now working to find the best solution for his client.
Nikola Milenkovic is not the only player who could to Chelsea this Summer.
AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is also a target for Chelsea ahead of the expiry of his contract in June. They have reported that he has turned down their latest offer of renewal.
Therefore, Donnarumma is likely to be on the move and could help Chelsea. Despite Edouard Mendy impressing in his debut season, the Blues don’t want to miss the chance to sign the Italian on a free.
Hence, director Marina Granovskaia has put an offer to his agent, Mino Raiola. Donnarumma and Raiola could both receive large fees.