Big spending Russian club, FC Anzhi Makhachkala, have moved to officially deny rumours circulated in British papers that the club was planning to move on Manchester United captain, Nemanja Vidic.
The Daily Mail had linked the Russian club to United’s Serbian captain, stating that Anzhi were prepared to offer Vidic wages of up to £250,000 a week, after taxes.
Vidic is currently recovering from minor knee surgery, and could be out for up to two months, and having only just recovered from a major knee injury that ended his season prematurely last season, any big money offer would have to be tempting for United considering that Vidic is now 30-years old.
Anzhi have officially denied the rumours, however:
“Due to the reports published in the mass media that FC Anzhi is allegedly holding negotiations about the transfer of footballer Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United) and some other players, we announce this information to be groundless”, read an official club statement.
“The club will inform the public about all new purchases in due time.”
Anzhi is just the latest in a long list of clubs, including FC Barcelona and, more recently, Juventus, who have been linked with United captain in recent years, but once more it seems that such rumours are based on nothing but mere speculation.