Manchester United want Manchester City flop as Vidic replacement

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Manchester United are eyeing up Manchester City star Joleon Lescott for a summer switch as a possible replacement for captain Nemanja Vidic.

According to the Daily Star, David Moyes is keen on being reunited with his former charge at Everton in the summer, as he will be available on a free transfers. Manchester City have decided not to offer the England international an extension to his current deal.

Fans of the Old Trafford club might not be best pleased with this particular transfer rumour as Lescott has looked a shadow of the players the Citizens paid £24million for in 2009 for a long time. However, Moyes was the manager that arguably got the best out of the 31-year-old.

Manchester United will have to fight off interest from Besiktas if they want to land Lescott, as the report claims he has been approached by the Turkish side. Though it claims the Red Devils also have been watched Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay play against Tottenham on Thursday.

Old Trafford captain Nemanja Vidic is another whose contract is going to expire in the summer and is on his was out of the club. Inter Milan confirmed the Serbian would be joining them on a free transfer next season as new owner Erick Thohir looks to rebuild the Serie A side.

Manchester United are reportedly ready to go on a major summer spending spree to do their own bit of rebuilding. However, fans of the club will be hoping for some more prestigious targets, especially after the embarrassing 3-0 defeat at home to Liverpool on Sunday.

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