In need of a new centre-back and a new right-back, Manchester United have been looking at a number of options for both roles.

Toby Alderweireld, Kalidou Koulibaly and Kostas Manolas are just a handful of names for the central position, while Thomas Meunier, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Kieran Trippier are all reported targets to supplant Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young down the right-hand side.

However, what if you could get a player who could do both?

By no means are we saying the Red Devils want to kill two birds with one stone here, so you can start breathing again Manchester United fans, yet signing a player who has shown he can comfortably play at right-back all the while being a natural centre-back is certainly something to consider.

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That’s where Nikola Milenkovic comes in, a player the Premier League club have looked at for a while now, starting back to the days when José Mourinho was still manager.

The Fiorentina defender started the season off at right-back (which is when the rumours started) before being moved back in the middle for the latter stages of the campaign, and there’s an expectation he could be sold in the summer if the right offer comes along.

Gazzetta dello Sport state his value is around €40m, and name Manchester United as one of the clubs who have tracked him throughout his time in Italy.

For now, however, the player isn’t focused on his future, as he told the newspaper: “I have a contract with Fiorentina, and my goal is to improve”.

Not exactly “I want to stay”, is it?