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Nemanja Vidic to D.C. United rumors persist, remain crazy

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This rumor continues to not die, unfortunately.

When we first learned about this rumor three months ago that Inter Milan defender Nemanja Vidic was bound for D.C. United next summer, we laughed at the time. And we still laugh now, particularly in light of this Goal Italy report which (I should note came out before El Dia de los Santos Inocentes) suggests that Inter Sporting Director Piero Ausilio is pushing Vidic to D.C. for...well, who knows. Another pre-Christmas update says that D.C. are apparently trying to persuade him to come to MLS, and is claimed by the same reporter from the Goal report. As a reminder, Vidic hasn't played competitively since May, and underwent surgery for a slipped disc in August.

There are two things to add to this story, the first of which is Vidic's interest in playing for Spartak Moscow in the Russian League, where Vidic played before moving to Manchester United. However, over the weekend Serbian press says that Spartak's interest appears to be cooling. Vidic appears to be looking across town at AC Milan as well. Also, Ausilio is linked to talks regarding taking over a similar position at Tottenham Hotspur, which presumably would give Ausilio more financial flexibility to work whilst shifting some financial dead weight to another of owner Erick Thohir's clubs.

Like the duplicate gift you got or the drunk relative that embarrassed you last week, everyone's got their own Christmas thing to forget, so hopefully this goes the same way.