West Ham United have retained an interest in Nikola Milenković after Fiorentina turned down their €25m bid last summer.

Two days ago, Calciomercato explained the Hammers had submitted their ‘first offer’ and their proposal is ‘still far from’ the demands set by La Viola chairman Rocco Commisso.

David Moyes’ side are not the only club looking at the defender, whose contract with the Serie A side runs down in 2022.

In his column for TuttoMercatoWeb, journalist Niccolò Ceccarini explains the Premier League side will provide ‘good competition’ to Juventus for the 23-year-old.

Ceccarini further adds the Serbia international will ‘certainly leave’ the Serie A side in the summer.

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West Ham wanting to sign the centre-back is also backed up by Rai Sport journalist Paolo Paganini, relayed by Juve Live.

According to Paganini, Milenković’s name is on the Turin club’s agenda, especially with Juventus facing the possibility of losing one of their central defenders this summer.

However, he’s ‘one step away from West Ham’, who are ready to make an offer of around €30m.