Manchester United handed boost as Galatasaray pull out of Vidic race

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Galatasaray have pulled out of the race to sign Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic, according to the Daily Star.

The Serbian centre-back has been attracting interest from a host of clubs across Europe as the 32-year-old's future is far from certain.

Vidic's contract runs out at the end of the season and he is yet to agree a new deal with the Premier League champions.

Juventus were also said to be in the race to sign Vidic, however his agent has insisted on several occasions that his client is not in talks with the Serie A giants.

Turkish outfit Galatasaray, who are managed by former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, were reportedly readying a £150,000-a-week two-year deal for the Serbian.

However Mancini has since refuted claims his side are close to bringing Vidic to Istanbul.

The Italian tactician said on the possibility of Vidic moving to the Turk Telekom Arena:

"He is the type of player who can really make a difference, however, I need a player who can play Champions League football.

“It doesn’t matter how good he is I need a player ahead for the Champions League urgently and as a result Vidic isn’t in our plans.”

Mancini could however agree a deal with Vidic that would see him move to Turkey at the end of the season, as the Manchester United star is free to open negotiations with foreign clubs.

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