Manchester United look set to offer club captain Nemanja Vidic a new deal in an attempt to ward off any potential transfer interest in him, reports the Metro.
Vidic has established himself in the starting XI since his arrival at the club in 2006, after leaving Russian side Spartak Moscow. Vidic was appointed club captain by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2009, following a successful season.
Vidic has only 12 months left on his current deal at Old Trafford, alerting clubs to begin monitoring his situation at United.
The front-runners in the chase for Vidic, should he not sign the proposed new deal are Serie A giants AC Milan. Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri is keen to bolster his defence following his team's third place finish last season.
Vidic has been somewhat dogged by injuries in the past couple of seasons, but the Manchester United coaches and new manager David Moyes still see the Serbian international as a key player for the club.
Vidic managed only 27 appearances last season, after a trio of injuries kept him out for much of the season. Should Vidic sign the proposed new deal, it could mean that he finishes his career at the club.
And Vidic himself remains calm regarding his current situation at the club. Speaking to reporters he said: "I'm just trying to perform as best I can and we'll see where I am and what the plans are. I'm not worried. I never like to make promises about how many games I could play, but I feel good."
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