Man United prepares bid for Fiorentina centre back.

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Manchester United have entered the race to land Fiorentina defender Stefan Savic but face strong competition from Atletico Madrid for his signature.

The Red Devils are believed to have entered talks with the in-demand centre-back and a bid of around £11m could force La Viola to sell one of their key stars.

Savic, 24, will be well known to fans of the Premier League , the Montenegrin made 11 appearances for United’s arch rivals Manchester City during the club’s 2011-12 title winning campaign.

And now, according to Spanish newspaper AS, it nows seem the powerful defender could move back to England again if the Louis van Gaal’s men do not sign top targets Sergio Ramos and Nicolas Otamendi.

Savic, who is contracted until 2019, moved to Fiorentina in 2012 as part of the deal which took Matija Nastasic to the Etihad and has since become an important player for the Florence-based club hitting 86 appearances and four goals to his name.

It has been suggested United could weigh in with a bigger offer for the defender but Atletico want to conclude a deal quickly and find an immediate replacement for Toby Alderweireld who joined Tottenham last week.

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