Report: Inter Milan looking to offload Nemanja Vidic to MLS

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The 33-year-old former Manchester United defender was sidelined by back surgery last month.

Inter Milan defender Nemanja Vidic could become the next former Premier League star to make the move to MLS in the winter, according to Goal.com's Fabrizio Romano.

Vidic, 33, has endured a tough time at Inter since joining the Italian giants on a free transfer from Manchester United in the summer of 2014, having struggled for form and fitness through his first season in Serie A.

The Serbia international was linked with a return to England in the past transfer window, with Everton named as a potential suitor [h/t Daily Mirror], but a move failed to materialise in the end after he was forced to undergo a back operation in August.

Now sidelined until the New Year, if the latest claims are to be believed then we could well have seen the last of him in an Inter shirt.

Romano's detailed report claims that head coach Roberto Mancini is planning to put a number of first-team players up for sale come the January transfer window in order to clear the way for potential reinforcements, with Vidic, who earns a reported £50,000-per-week on a deal which runs until 2017, among those who have been deemed expendable.

The club have reportedly told him that they are willing to cancel his contract by mutual consent once he is back fit but, at the same time, are hoping that MLS might step in with an offer instead.

Having managed to put a decent run of form together towards the end of last season, the-ex-United skipper could still have a lot to offer the league but, at this stage of his career, it remains to be seen whether teams would be willing to spend the required funds for his services.

Nevertheless, he would certainly be a big draw across the Atlantic thanks to his Old Trafford history and, when it comes to MLS deals, that factor cannot be underestimated.

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