Liverpool could be about to make one of the most surprising signings of the January transfer window, after it was revealed that they have been offered Nemanja Vidic by Inter Milan, as reported by The Metro.
The Italian giants are keen on capturing Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva this month, and are exploring all possible options regarding a transfer.
Vidic has fallen out of favour at Inter after joining them in the summer, and Roberto Mancini, former Manchester City manager, is thought to be particularly keen on getting rid of him.
Reports in Italy are now suggesting that Vidic could be set for a move to Man Utd’s fierce rivals Liverpool.
This would be part of a swap deal to take Lucas to the San Siro this month.
The Serie A side have a lack of funds to complete key transfer deals during the window, and Vidic is expected to be used as a possible make weight in the deal.
Manchester United are set to make a stunning swoop for former club captain Nemanja Vidic, with the Old Trafford side planning to bring Vidic’s Inter Milan nightmare to an end.
While Vidic’s signing was heavily lauded by the Inter hierarchy at the time, he has struggled since his move in the summer.
As a result, former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, who was recently reappointed as boss, has put Vidic onto the transfer list heading into the January transfer window.
Louis van Gaal, who never got an opportunity to work with the Serbian international prior to his departure, is now looking to bring him back on a free transfer.
Mistakes have been Vidic’s downfall at Inter.
The other issue is his significant £50,000 a week wage, which Inter will happily see cut in a free transfer, given their efforts to comply with Financial Fair Play.
As a result, Man Utd could snap him up for free in January, as reported by the Daily Star.
Inter Milan defender Nemanja Vidic’s mooted move to Manchester United has been described as “lies” by the player’s agent.
Vidic has featured incredibly infrequently since the appointment of former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini as Inter manager, leading to speculation in the English and Italian press that the player could make a return to Old Trafford.
The former captain of the Red Devils will not, however, make a move, according to his agent.
Silvano Martina said: “The boy already is training with the Red Devils (laughs).
“Not at all: they are all lies. Vidic has a three-year with Inter and will not leave Milan.”
Man Utd have suffered defensively this season, with Louis van Gaal unable to lock down a preferred unit at the back, or get his young charges performing at a consistent level.
While they have climbed to third in the table, there remain doubts about whether the side possess the defensive solidity to qualify for the Champions League.
As a result, the press suggested Vidic could return to offer a veteran head at the back, given his prior experience with the Manchester side.
However, his agent is now clear that there is no chance he will cut his three year stay at Inter short after only six months.