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Manchester United linchpin 'close' to joining Inter Milan

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Inter Milan are close to securing a deal which would see Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic move to the Serie A at the end of the season, according to various reports.

101GreatGoals, citing Sky Italia, claim that the Italian giants, who have harboured an interest in Vidic for some time now, are looking to push through an agreement in the next few days that would see the Serbian transfer this summer.

According to Sky Sports Italia’s inside man, Gianluca di Marzio, a deal could be struck between within the next few days.

He is claiming: “Nemanja Vidic is close to Italy, Inter are now pressing to close the deal. The Nerazzurri are today ahead of everyone, and they want to define and formalise contract details in the next few days.

“The mood is cautious but optimistic. Vidic, out of contract in June, can already sign on a free transfer, and after the arrival of Hernanes it would be the second big coup for the new Inter owner Thohir.

“Vidic was close to joining Fiorentina before he flew to the Premier League and Manchester United. But Italy is in his destiny, and Inter knows that. Negotiations have started.”

Such news may not be of too much surprise to United fans, who are largely expecting a mass exodus this year, but it’s unlikely to be welcome all the same.

A loyal club servant since joining in 2006, Vidic has been an integral part of the success they have enjoyed in recent years, and, though his performances this season have not been as solid as United fans have become accustomed to, he remains a key figure in the squad.

Inter owner Erik Thohir is thought to have targeted the United skipper as part of his plans to assemble a top-class team with which to improve their recent fortunes.

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