Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has emerged as a summer transfer target for AC Milan.
The Serbian, 31, is entering the final year of his contract and, after featuring in only 18 of United’s 44 matches this season, manager Sir Alex Ferguson could be tempted to sell, according to Goal.com.
Vidic has been at Old Trafford for seven years but has been hit by injuries this season, and was left on the bench in favour of Jonny Evans in United’s Champions League clash at Real Madrid earlier this month.
However, Milan believe he could be the perfect central-defensive partner for Philippe Mexes, who has struggled without Thiago Silva who left for Paris Saint Germain last summer.
The Italian side are making a conscious effort not to pursue targets over 25-years-old, but could make an exception to land someone of the calibre of Vidic.
Milan trail leaders Juventus by 11 points in Serie A and seem certain to strengthen their leaky defence when the transfer window re-opens.