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Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd, Spurs table rival offers as Serie A star’s exit plea sees fee plummet; Chelsea eye £36m defender

Manchester United and Tottenham eye a top Serbian defender, while Chelsea learn the price for one of their own centre-back targets – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.



Manchester United and Tottenham have both shown strong interest in signing Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic, according to a report. claims that the Premier League interest stems from the summer, when both clubs came forward with ‘determination and conviction’ to land the 23-year-old.

What’s more, United and Spurs offered to guarantee him an ‘important contract’ if he made the move to England.

But while a deal failed to materialise during the recent transfer window, both offers reportedly remain on the table.

As for Milenkovic’s take on his future, the 23-time Serbia international wants to find a new club. He has just under two years left on his contract, meaning next summer could be crucial.

Indeed, amid the player’s ‘dream’ of signing for a big club in Italy or abroad, Fiorentina have reportedly lowered his exit fee to ensure a sale and that he does not leave for free.

Furthermore, the interest from Spurs and United could put paid to a ‘draft’ agreement with Milan. Milenkovic has reportedly agreed terms with the Serie A giants, but that situation could soon change.

Meanwhile, the centre-back also has interest from Spain, with Atletico Madrid monitoring his situation.

Milenkovic signed for Fiorentina in the summer of 2017 from Partizan Belgrade. Since, then he has grown to become a vital part of his side.

Indeed, after spending much of his debut season on the bench, he has only missed five Serie A games since the start of the 2018/19 campaign.

Overall, he has made 103 appearances for Fiorentina, chipping in with nine goals and one assist.

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Chelsea must pay £36million if they want to sign Borussia Monchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter (Todofichajes)

Hakan Calhanoglu is open to snubbing interest from Manchester United to sign a new AC Milan contract (Calciomercato)

However, talks between United and Milan about a potential deal are ongoing (Todofichajes)

Schalke have confirmed an approach from AC Milan for Liverpool-linked defender Ozan Kabak (WAZ)

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Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele says he and Jose Mourinho have cast aside their egos this season (L’Equipe)

Roma head coach Paulo Fonseca has hailed the continued leadership of Chris Smalling in defence (Tuttomercatoweb)

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba wants to move to Spain, but Barcelona cannot afford his wages (Mundo Deportivo)

As such, Barca are preparing a final move for City centre-back Eric Garcia (Sport)

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PSG, meanwhile, have offered Madrid stalwart Sergio Ramos a three-year contract (OK Diario)

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has a strong offer on the table from Inter Milan (OK Diario)

Juventus could rekindle their interest in Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri in January (Calciomercato)

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Meanwhile, Blues legend Petr Cech says he is “100 per cent ready” to play if the opportunity arises (Telefoot)

But Roman Abramovich has refused to back a move for Juve’s Paulo Dybala (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid could include Vinicius Junior in a deal to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG (OK Diario)

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