That’s according to a report from Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness) as well as reports elsewhere that suggest United have a ‘clear advantage’ in the race for the 23-year-old.
The Old Trafford club are said to have opened talks with Milenkovic’s representatives last summer and have built up a strong rapport, one that could see them land the highly-rated Serbian international.
The German boss is widely expected to bolster his options having suffered drastically this season due to lack of reinforcements.
Milenkovic’s contract expires next summer and Fiorentina will likely be keen to cash in in the next window to avoid losing the Serbian on the cheap.
Should United hesitate or falter, the Reds need to be ready and waiting.