For as long as we can remember, Nikola Milenković has been a target for Manchester United.

The Red Devils have been following him since José Mourinho was in charge, and yet no move has ever been made, allowing clubs like West Ham to feel like they have a chance.

La Nazione are the ones reporting this on Thursday, as they, relayed by, explain the player remains ‘the most credible’ alternative for Milan if they refuse to spend €28m on Fikayo Tomori (although that almost seems like a done deal).

Besides the Serie A side, both Manchester United and West Ham are mentioned in the story, stating Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been ‘always following’ the Serbian defender.

As for the Hammers, the side led by David Moyes are ‘the most interested’.

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That being said, they also face the challenge of Gennaro Gattuso, who was recently appointed as Fiorentina’s new manager and would like to keep the centre-back around if he could.

Should he fail to do that, however, then a sale would be sorted out, as Milenković’s contract runs out in 2022.

Therefore, it’s fair to say West Ham and Manchester United will be hoping the Italian manager fails in his endeavour.