Nikola Milenkovic made a switch to Fiorentina from Partizan last summer and has impressed while playing as a centre-back or on the right side of the defence.

On September 25th, Calciomercato reported Manchester City are following the Serbian international at the request of Pep Guardiola.

A day later, the same outlet went on to claim the Premier League winners have moved closer to the player’s entourage, who will cost €40m.

The 20-year-old is attracting interest from top clubs, and Wednesday’s report from Calciomercato once again mentions about the Etihad outfit being in the race for the player, while also claiming that Juventus are also looking at the versatile star.

He started as a right-back in his side’s 2-0 win over Atalanta and City once again sent a scout to watch Milenkovic in action for the Serie A outfit, who has a contract until 2022.

The way the defender is playing for Fiorentina, it will not be a surprise if there are other clubs who join City and the Turin club in the race to secure his signature, either in January or next summer.