Chances that central defender Nemanja Vidic has played his last game for Manchester United appear to be increasing by the day as Sir Alex Ferguson accelerates his efforts to sign a replacement. The two front runners are Juventus’ Italian international Giorgio Chiellini and Denmark’s Simon Kjaer from Palermo. As well as an expected £20m bid from Manchester City for Vidic, Real Madrid also want to secure a deal by offering French striker Karim Benzema as a sweetener for a Vidic transfer.
While Manchester United fans will have their eyes fixed on the progress of their big name stars as they do battle for their various countries in South Africa, they can easily overlook Serbia’s midfielder Zoran Tosic who may well be playing for his Old Trafford future. Although he is still contracted to United, the 23 year old has been on loan at FC Cologne in the Bundesliga since January.