Nikola Milenkovic to West Ham could now be off according to ExWHUemployee.

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Tuttomercatoweb recently claimed that the Hammers had submitted a £14 million bid for the 23-year-old.

That bid was accepted whilst personal terms were agreed with the player.

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The Serbian’s agent’s demands were extortionate, however, and because of them, talks between the two clubs stalled (ExWHUemployee).

And now the West Ham insider has provided a further update on the situation.

Nikola Milenkovic to West Ham finally off?

ExWHUemployee suggested that a deal to sign the Serbian could very well now be dead in the water, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last last night:

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“Centre-back situation. Milenkovic now appears to be off. This situation has been ridiculous. As I said very early on, he was a top target for a centre-back. It all played out and then it got to the agent fees. The agents fees were apparently really really high. I have been told that it was the agent fees that stopped it. And in that time, Moyes has thought well the player’s probably not that keen to join me. In that time, he has looked at other centre-back options. I think Milenkovic would have been a West Ham player had we just paid the agent fees.”

Missing out on Milenkovic would be such a shame.

What is really baffling about the whole situation, however, is the fact that we are now allegedly keen to sign Kurt Zouma, who will cost in excess of £25 million (Jacob Steinberg).

Signing Milenkovic would have been a lot cheaper, regardless of agent fees. The breakdown of the fee paid shouldn’t matter should it?

It is what it is though. If Moyes signs Zouma it would still be a smart piece of business.

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It’s just incredibly frustrating for everyone how this Milenkovic situation has been played out.

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