AC Milan are reportedly keen on Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic and are weighing up a summer move for the defender.
The Serie A giants are in the market for an experienced centre-back to partner Philippe Mexes next season, according to Goal.com, and the 31-year-old tops their list of potential candidates. Milan are short on numbers at the back, with on-loan star Cristian Zapata's future still hanging in the balance.
Vidic has struggled with injuries in recent years and has made just 20 Premier League appearances in the last two seasons. The player's current contract with the Red Devils runs out next summer, and the report claims United are now willing to listen to offers above £10m for the veteran.
The Serb, who arrived at Old Trafford from Spartak Moscow for £7m in 2006, had established himself as one of the best defenders in the Premeir League. However, a series of injuries have affected his fitness and form of late, keeping him out of several high-profile matches, such as the Champions League tie against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
The report states Vidic's advisers have also urged him to move to Italy. Milan are long-time admirers of the defender but are understood to have identified a few alternative targets, should the United man prove unattainable, with Cagliari's Davide Astori and Torino's Angelo Ogbonna being the prominent names.
Ambrosini Waiting for Milan
Meanwhile, Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini's agent claims the midfielder will not take a decision on his future till the end of the season.
The 35-year-old's current contract with the Rossoneri expires in June and is yet to be offered a new deal. Swiss outfit Sion are understood to be interested in the Italian but his agent Moreno Roggi has played down all the speculation.
"It's the first time I've heard of this case, I do not really know anything. However, when you consider Massimo's desire to continue playing at the highest level, I don't think that rumour has any future. It's his intention to wait for Milan. And, like every year, the [Milan] directors will wait until the end of the season to discuss contract renewals," Roggi told Calciomercato.
Ambrosini has been at Milan since 1995 and is closing in on 500 appearances in all competitions for the Italians.