Inter Milan expect to confirm a contract for Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic before the end of the week, reports The Daily Mail.
The British newspaper - citing sources from Milan - suggests that an agreement has now been reached for the Serbian international to join the Serie A side on a deal that is effectively for three years and will seem him earn close to £20 million at the San Siro.
Manchester United captain Vidic, who was perhaps one of the only players to come out of his current club's dismal 2-0 loss to Greek champions Olympiacos last night with any credit whatsoever, joined the club from Russian outfit Spartak Moscow in 2006.
In forming a rock-solid partnership with former England international Rio Ferdinand, Vidic was an integral figure for Manchester United during Sir Alex Ferguson's successful final years in the Old Trafford dugout.
However, despite still retaining a deserved status as a fan favourite among the Red Devils faithful, Vidic - who is obviously out of contract at Manchester United this summer - recently announced his intention to leave the club and seek a new challenge upon the expiration of that deal.
Inter, who are currently fourth in Serie A but a long way adrift of leaders Juventus, have been linked with Vidic ever since - with president Erick Thohir suggesting that a deal to bring the player to Italy was around 90% completed earlier this week.
Now it would appear that the deal is agreed and set to be announced. While Manchester United fans may be disappointed to see him leave, I'm sure they will wish Vidic well as he embarks upon a new chapter in a distinguished and memorable career.