Viola drop Vidic protest
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fiorentina have abandoned plans to protest to Fifa about Nemanja Vidic's move to Man Utd.Fiorentina have abandoned plans to protest to Fifa about Nemanja Vidic's proposed move to Manchester United.
Spartak Moscow have agreed to sell the defender to The Red Devils, with Vidic expected to concur on personal terms this week.
But Fiorentina were also in the running for Vidic's signature and claim they also had a deal in place for the Serbia & Montenegro international.
The Serie A outfit claimed at the start of the week that Vidic had signed a contract with them, with the intention of moving in January.
The Viola revealed they would take the case to Fifa and ask world football's governing body to rule on the issue.
However, Fiorentina have now decided against pursuing the matter and have confirmed they are closing the Vidic chapter.
"AC Fiorentina consider it is worth giving up trying to obtain the services of the footballer Nemanja Vidic after the recent events," read a statement on the club's official website.
"Considering the unreliable nature, and the evident unreliability of the player, we have decided not present anything to Fifa to safeguard our interests."