Inter Milan close to signing Man United skipper Vidic

Nemanja Vidic is on his way out. Photo: PA

Inter Milan president Erick Thohir has confirmed they are very close to completing a deal to sign Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic.

The Serbian defender becomes a free agent at the end of the season and is expected to be Inter's first summer signing.

Thohir told www.inter.it: "Vidic? I can't say anything even if the deal is 90 per cent done.

"It's better to announce it once everything is completed.

"I don't want to declare something that has not taken place."

The 32-year-old Vidic confirmed earlier this month he would be playing abroad once his contract with United expired this summer.

Inter are fifth in Serie A and likely to miss out on playing in next season's Champions League.

The Nerazzurri trail 11 points behind Napoli, who are third and hold the last qualifying spot for Europe's elite club competition.

Inter are keen to strengthen their defensive line as they have the weakest back line of the top six teams in Serie A, with 28 goals given away in 24 games.