Nemanja Vidic has been offered the chance to secure a free transfer move to Inter Milan at the end of the season with the Manchester United captain yet to open talks on a new contract at Old Trafford.
Vidic, who is due to return from a three-match suspension against Fulham on Sunday, is free to negotiate a move to a foreign club after entering the final six months of his current deal at United.
With Monaco and Juventus also keen to sign the 32-year-old, Inter have made it clear to Vidic's representatives that they are ready to offer the Serbian defender a two-year deal at the San Siro.
However, with Inter attempting to cut costs and reduce the club's wage bill, Vidic would be facing a 50pc pay cut from his £100,000-a-week deal at United. Having been sidelined due to injury this season, and with ongoing concerns over his ability to perform regularly for David Moyes' team, Vidic has yet to discuss a new deal.
Moyes claimed last September that Vidic was the "best defender I have ever worked with'' and that he anticipated efforts would be made to extend his contract.
No talks are imminent and it is understood that any contract offer would be at a much-reduced salary from his current agreement, with United potentially only prepared to extend his contract by one year.
(© Daily Telegraph, London)