According to Il Messaggero [via the Mirror], the defender will not be moving to the Italian capital this summer, after sporting director Walter Sabatini has confirmed that the Giallorossi will not be moving for the Serbian.
The key issue is the player’s wage demands, with Vidic understood to want €4 million per week.
Roma clearly do not believe that the 33-year-old merits such a considerable outlay, particularly considering his past injury concerns.
The ex-Red Devils skipper struggled at Inter Milan last term, managing 23 appearances as the Nerazzurri struggled to impress in Serie A.
Roma’s decision to opt out of a move may open the door for the Serbian to make a return to the Premier League.
Everton have been linked with Vidic’s former teammate, United’s Jonny Evans, but with the Northern Irish defender having also been linked to Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion [International Business Times], the Toffees may have to consider other options Goal.
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According to The Guardian, Roberto Martinez is considering the veteran centre-back as a possible alternative in the heart of the defence.
Everton certainly have a pressing need for new defensive reinforcements; Antolin Alcaraz and Sylvain Distin have both departed, while John Stones has been linked with a move to Manchester United, Manchester City or Chelsea [Mirror].