United's Vidic set to join Inter Milan

Milan, Italy (SportsNetwork.com) - Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic will join Inter Milan on a free transfer this summer, the Serie A club confirmed on Wednesday.

Vidic confirmed his intention to leave United last month, ending an eight-year run with the defending Premier League champions. He joined the Red Devils in 2006 and has made over 200 appearances, helping them win five Premier League titles.

"Vidic is a world-class player," Inter president Erick Thohir told his club's official website. "I'm extremely happy to have completed this deal to bring Nemanja to Milan.

"He will bring added value to the club and is another piece of the great Inter side we are building."

A seven-million pound signing from Spartak Moscow, Vidic formed an exceptional partnership with Rio Ferdinand, and was part of the United side that claimed a hat trick of Premier League titles between 2007 and 2009, won the Champions League in 2008 and reached the final again 12 months later.

He was also ever-present during a record-breaking run of 14 consecutive clean sheets in the 2008-09 Premier League season.