Juventus appear set to step up their efforts to land Nemanja Vidic, with reports claiming that the Serie A outfit are planning to offer the Manchester United defender a four-year deal to move Italy.
32-year-old Vidic joined the Premier League champions from Russian side Spartak Moscow in 2006 and instantly became one of the club's key players, forming a solid partnership with Rio Ferdinand in the heart of the defence at Old Trafford.
Despite his continued importance to Manchester United, however, Vidic's future has become shrouded in confusion over recent months.
The Serbian international's current deal is due to expire following the climax of the 2013/14 campaign and as of yet no serious efforts appear to have been made to extend it any further.
Such uncertainty would appear to have alerted one potential suitor, with reigning Italian champions Juventus - managed by Antonio Conte - having been linked with a potential move for the player earlier this week.
However, while some may have simply dismissed such interest as fanciful and wholly unrealistic, it seems as if Juve are indeed serious about attempting to entice Vidic.
According to reports from Italy cited by French newspaper Le 10 Sport, the 'Old Lady' are planning to offer the Manchester United captain a four-year deal containing a salary of £4million-per-year.
Whether Vidic will be tempted by such an offer remains to be seen. Given the troubles Manchester United have had defensively so far on occasion this season, it seems likely that they will approach their skipper with an offer of their own in the near future.