Simon Kjaer

Ferguson may replace one Serbian with another

Amongst the ongoing rumors that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is still determined to tempt Manchester United with a mammoth £80m offer for Wayne Rooney plus another £30m for Nemanja Vidic, the name which could be on everyone’s lips at the start of next season if Vidic leaves Old Trafford may be that of his Serbia central defensive partner Neven Subotic.

Vidic may have played his last game for United

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.