United Set for Interesting 32m Swap Offer

Serie A side Juventus are preparing a hefty swap offer that they hope Sir Alex Ferguson will consider taking. The Turin club badly wants to sign Manchester United centre back Nemanja Vidic and are willing to offer veteran keeper Gianluigi Buffon and 15m in cash to sign the Serbian international.

The Old Trafford boss is looking for a successor to Edwin Van der Sar and is apparently an admirer of the 32 year old Italian international. Buffon has been linked with a move away from Juventus after almost a decade at the club who are having a disastrous season.

It seems unlikely that Ferguson will be tempted by any offer for Nemanja Vidic who has been a hugely impressive presence in the Man United back four ever since he arrived at the club in January 2006. The former Spartak Moscow is arguably one of the best centre backs in Europe and would probably be not that keen on joining an Italian club who are unlikely to be playing Champions League football next season.

Source: Caught Offside
Date Published: 19 April 2010

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I guess it depends on wether or not Vidic is going to sign a new contract or leave on a free end of next season. Vidic aside, Buffon would obviously be a class signing. hes a top top keeper and has lots of years elft in him at his prime. Juve are struggling for CL qualification and need cash so a summer sale of a big assest is more than possible. Saying this with VDS signing a new 1 year deal would he be happy to be #2?

- birchy

If they ask for Vidic, we should ask for Chiellini. He looks pretty much the perfect Vidic replacement.

- twoc2002