Report: First Sagna, now Mancini wants Manchester United defender

Nemanja Vidic has been linked with a move to Turkey at the end of the season... Just like Bacary Sagna.

If reports this January are to be believed, Roberto Mancini is going to be a busy man this summer.

First, the Daily Mail claimed that the Italian is looking to lure Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna to Turkey at the end of the season. Now, according to the same paper, he wants Nemanja Vidic to join him as well.

If the reports have some basis, you can only admire the bravado Mancini has brought to Galatasaray, who he guided to the last 16 of the Champions League (a personal first for the ex-Manchester City boss).

The 49-year-old always was one for ambition, though... And big spending.

The move has something unique about it, with Vidic a particular nemesis of Mancini's during the Italian's time at the Etihad. But nothing comes as a surprise in football anymore.

Like Sagna, the Manchester United defender is out of contract at the end of the season, with the club's current travails doing the Serbian no favours if they hope to persuade him to stay at Old Trafford.

And according to the Mail's report, a prominent transfer figure held talks at the Manchester Piccadilly Hilton Hotel last week and is due to fly to Istanbul to get a deal sorted soon.

The agent, Muzzi Ozcan, was heavily involved in Mancini's initial move to the Turkish capital and could hold the key to any potential deal involving Vidic.

The financial details of Galatasaray's move for the 32-year-old are as of yet undecided, although Vidic being in a position of power at the negotiating table can be confident of an upgrade on his current salary at United.

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