David Moyes is ready to offer Nemanja Vidic a new deal in a final, desperate attempt to keep his skipper.

Vidic is out of contract at Old Trafford in the summer and Galatasaray and Monaco are leading the chase to sign him.

Moyes does not want to lose Vidic with Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra set to leave on frees and has told the club’s hierarchy to make one last bid to keep him.

The United boss wants them to offer the defensive linchpin a 12-month extension on his current £90,000-a-week contract.

He feels Vidic’s experience would be invaluable next season when he overhauls United.

However Moyes is likely to be disappointed and Vidic’s agent Silvano Martina claimed last week that the Serbian international would not be signing a new deal.

Vidic, 32, is much coveted by some of Europe’s top sides and Juventus, Roma and Napoli have shown interest in signing him on a Bosman in the summer.

Fixer Muzzy Ozcan is acting as a go-between for Martina and Galatasaray and is ready to submit the Turkish club’s lucrative offer.

Gala boss Roberto Mancini is pulling out all the stops to land Vidic and has told the Istanbul club to bankroll an eye-watering two-year £150,000-a-week contract offer.

Galatasaray hope to sign Vidic on a pre-contract agreement and also want Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna in a signal of their huge ambition.