Last summer, with West Ham United needing a new defender, Nikola Milenković was targeted by the Hammers.

They even came close to striking a deal, but it all collapsed at the last minute, with the Serbian ending up signing a contract extension until 2023 to stay at Fiorentina.

He’s had a good season in the process, with the Serie A side finishing seventh, three points ahead of Atalanta, and his future is once again up in the air.

That’s because he’s only got one year left on his contract, and Corriere dello Sport explain ‘we are back to the starting point’, meaning the same situation as last year.

It’s explained the player ‘has admirers in Italy (Juventus) and abroad’, which is when West Ham are mentioned again.

However, Fiorentina ‘will only let him leave in the face of an offer they can’t refuse’, which has yet to be made by interested parties.

Should nothing happen, then ‘he could retrace the same path as a year ago’, meaning extending once more by a year.

As for West Ham, there’s no denying they need to add depth to their squad, and a new centre-back would go a long way to please David Moyes.