Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti is apparently engineering a transfer swoop that is surely doomed to failure!
AC Milan are lining up a £20million bid to snatch centre-back Nemanja Vidic fromManchester 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.
That meeting is alleged to have taken place just days before United played Inter in the first leg of their European clash last month. It is being suggested that one of the other diners was a leading agent.
Ferguson bought Vidic from Spartak Moscow for £7m three years ago. Since then, he and Rio Ferdinand have formed a formidable partnership around which United’s recent phenomenal success has been built.
Vidic, 27, has arguably been United’s star performer this season as they have opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League and he is widely being tipped for the player-of-the-year award.
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. (Mail on Sunday)
So lets think about this for a second. Clearly Carlo needs replacements, especially as he now sees that bringing in Senderos on loan was a pretty poor move (the San Siro side have invariable struggled when the Swiss international has started), but i think he must be in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks he can tempt either of these two to join the club or indeed if he thinks that Sir Alex would even entertain the notion of breaking up his fantastic defence. Still at least Mr. Ancelotti is setting his standards very high and the Milan club is beginning to get back towards the top of Serie A and if they achieve a Champions League finish in the table then that of course will help the Italian giants to secure some big names to replace the irreplacable.