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United in pole to sign Vidic

Spartak Moscow say Man Utd are favourites to sign star stopper Nemanja Vidic.

Manchester United are currently the favourites to land in-demand Serbia & Montenegro stopper Nemanja Vidic, according to his club Spartak Moscow.

Vidic is hot property in Russia, and his impressive performances have led to a tussle to obtain his signature in the January transfer window.

The Red Devils are known to be competing with Italian big spenders Fiorentina for the 24-year-old, and Vidic has also revealed that a third club, believed to be Liverpool, are in the running.

However it appears that Sir Alex Ferguson is currently favourite to land the defender, after Spartak chief executive Sergei Shavlo admitted Vidic had his heart set on Old Trafford.

"We were trying to retain Vidic in the squad but he has told me straight that he will leave Spartak," Shavlo told Sport-Express. "The only question is to which club will he move?

"Initially he was going to join Fiorentina but now he is inclined to accept the Manchester United offer.

"We continue to have talks concerning the transfer fee."

United reportedly held talks with the Russian side on Monday, but were unable to clinch an agreement over a fee for the star.

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