Having announced his departure from Manchester United this summer, Nemanja Vidic’s long anticipated move to Inter Milan is reportedly 90% complete.
The Serbian international who served Manchester United for the past several years will now be looking for new shores to plunder. It had been rumoured that Milan was his most-likely destination and this has been reaffirmed after Inter Milan chief Erick Thohir confirmed that the deal was ‘90% finalised’.
Talking to Eurosport, the Inter chief put an end to speculation after confirming that the deal to bring Vidic to United was almost complete.
“I can’t saying anything other than the deal for Vidic is 90% done”
Meanwhile, amidst talks of an apparent summer exodus at Old Trafford, reports emerge that David Moyes is keenly monitoring two youngsters in his bid to reshuffle the Manchester United squad. Executive Vice-President Ed Woodward confirmed that United will be looking to strengthen the squad this summer following their disappointing campaign under new manager David Moyes.
“It’s fair to say we are focused on strengthening the squad. We aren’t afraid of moving in the market in a way we perhaps haven’t seen in recent years.
“We’ve had roughly three sales and three purchases each year, and it’s possible we would do more than that.”
While Moyes failed to bring Thiago Alcantara to Manchester this summer after the youngster decided to move to Bayern Munich, reports emerge that Moyes is keeping an eye on his younger brother Rafa Alcantara who is currently on loan to Celta Vigo from Barcelona. The 21 year old attacking midfielder has proven himself to be a crucial player at Celta Vigo and is expected to return to Barcelona next year. However following his brother’s exit, the midfielder might leave the Catalans following stiff competition and it seems David Moyes is interested in bringing the young midfielder to England to add to his arsenal.
Another midfielder that seems to have caught Moyes’ eye is Portuguese William Carvalho. The 21 year old midfielder seems to be on his way out of Sporting Lisbon and it seems Manchester United are to pick up the early bird award. Sporting Lisbon have already lined up a replacement for their young midfielder after identifying Goncalo as a possible target. The Portuguese side is due to make a huge profit if the transfer goes through and will have enough money to further strengthen their squad.
According to reports, United have sent scouts to monitor Carvalho eight times this season hence making their intentions clear. Though Carvalho has a £37.5 Million buy-out clause, it seems very unlikely that United will spend that much of money to land the midfielder. However the transfer might not turn out to be a cake-walk for United as Real Madrid and Barcelona are also apparently monitoring the youngster.
While United have made it clear that it will be playing a big role in the summer’s transfer window, it remains to be seen if the English club can still attract global footballing talents. Once a football powerhouse, United does not seem to be a likely target for many players as it struggles to even qualify for Champions League under their new manager David Moyes.