Surely money is the driving factor behind any player wanting to leave Manchester United at the moment, especially if it’s to join a club who aren’t even involved in the Champions League this season. However, these reports suggest that the champions of Europe could be without a key player in the summer.
The Daily Mail would have us believe that Rio Ferdinand might lose his partner in crime next season, with Nemanja Vidic once again linked with a move to Milan. The English paper carries claims of an Italian counterpart that the Serbian has actually been sneaking off to Italy on the sly to have a chat with officials of the San Siro club! It also appears Milan want to pinch Jonny Evans just to really take the piss.
AC Milan are lining up a £20million bid to snatch centre-back Nemanja Vidic from Manchester United.
In the countdown to United’s Champions League clash with Milan’s city rivals Inter on Wednesday, it is being claimed in Italy that the Serbia defender has already made a secret visit to the city where he had dinner with Rossoneri legend Paolo Maldini.
While transfer speculation surrounding the Serb will enrage Sir Alex Ferguson on the eve of United’s biggest game of the season, the manager’s mood is unlikely to be improved by interest in another centre-half, 21-year-old Jonny Evans, who could cost up to £10m.
While Vidic has made some derogatory comments about Manchester in the past, surely it’s difficult to see Sir Alex Ferguson allowing him to leave at this stage in his career. Along with Ferdinand, the Serbian helps create the most solid defence in the world, while Evans surely will stay put for many years to come. Do Manchester United fans believe that the above talks have taken place?