West Ham are pushing really hard to sign Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic according to a report from CalcioMercato.

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There is a huge problem on the horizon for Hammers boss David Moyes though.

Fiorentina allegedly view Milenkovic as ‘untransferable’.

West Ham have been chasing Milenkovic for quite some time (ExWHUemployee).

AS Roma v ACF Fiorentina - Serie A
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The 24-year-old is a top class centre-half and David Moyes is now allegedly very keen to bring him to the London Stadium with Angelo Ogbonna set to miss around six months of action because of an ACL injury.

West Ham pushing hard to sign Milenkovic

Calcio Mercato reckon that Moyes is desperate to bring the Serbia international to the London Stadium January.

And it’s little wonder as to why. They don’t come much better than Milenkovic.

Described as an ‘extraordinary defender’ by x-sport news, Milenkovic is a truly elite centre-back.

West Ham lead Nikola Milenkovic race
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In 34 Serie A appearances for Fiorentina last season, the Serbian scored three goals and registered one assist. In those outings, he averaged 1.4 tackles, 1.3 interceptions, 3.6 clearances and one block per match. The 23-year-old won an average of 3 aerial duals per game. He also had an 86% pass completion rate from an average of 46.6 passes per match (Who Scored).

In 11 games this term he has improved in all of those statistical categories apart from clearances.

Milenkovic is out of contract with Fiorentina in the summer of 2023.

In the summer, he was available for around £14 million (Fiorentina News).

The Serbian will not be sold by Fiorentina in January, however, according to Calcio Mercato.

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So David Moyes may have to eye up some alternative January transfer targets.

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