Manchester United are reportedly ready to step up efforts to seal the transfer of Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic by launching a formal bid for the player.
The 21-year-old looks a hugely promising young talent after impressing in Serie A in recent times, and it is little surprise to see rumours of interest from United.
The latest from Tuttosport, translated by Football Italia, is that United are now preparing to firm up their interest with a formal offer for the €50million-rated centre-back.
The Red Devils would certainly do well to land the Serbia international for that kind of fee, with the club in desperate need of a quality long-term addition at the back.
Players like Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are simply not good enough, while Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof have had their ups and downs at Old Trafford.
Milenkovic looks like he could be a significant upgrade and solve that position for United for years to come if he does end up moving.
This report follows a claim from the Sun that United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was due to discuss this potential signing with club chiefs this week, so it may be that some progress has now been made.