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Vidic agrees four-year deal with Man U; Aquilani joins Juve on loan

Last updated on: August 21, 2010 19:02 IST

Nemanja VidicSerbia defender Nemanja Vidic has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United.

"This kills all the silly speculation over the past few months," manager Alex Ferguson told the club's website (www.manutd.com) on Friday.

"Nemanja has developed into one of the best centre-halves in Europe and we are pleased he will be here for many years to come."

Vidic, 28, who has made 188 appearances since joining from Spartak Moscow in January 2006, had been linked in the media with a move in recent months but is now tied to United until June 2014.

He said: "I am very happy to sign this contract. I came to this club when I was young and have developed enormously with the help of the manager, coaching staff and my teammates.

"During my time here we have had a lot of success and I look forward to continuing that in the coming seasons."

United won the Premier League in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Meanwhile, Liverpool put Alberto Aquilani out of his Anfield misery on Saturday when they agreed to loan the Italian international to Juventus for the remainder of the season.

Aquilani joined Liverpool from AS Roma a year ago for around 17 million pounds ($26.43 million) but barely featured under previous manager Rafa Benitez and subsequently missed out on a place in the Italy squad for the World Cup.

Liverpool announced the deal on their website (www.liverpoolfc.tv) on Saturday, saying it was subject to Aquilani passing a medical in Italy on Monday.

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