[football] direct news understands that Manchester United are toying with a ‘cheap’ summer move for Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia. Whilst Inter Milan are confident of keeping the Italian international defender this summer, it is understood that a number of European clubs are considering making a summer move. Ranocchia will see his contract expire next June and with ‘no’ talks developing with the San Siro outfit, the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur feel that they can tempt Inter officials. The 26-year-old has made 21 appearances in the league this season and United officials have indicated the centre-back as a potential replacement for Nemanja Vidic, who is Inter Milan bound.[football] direct news understands that United could make an initial offer of around 8m to Inter for the defender, freeing up more cash to purchase another centre-back, given that Rio Ferdinand is expected to retire this summer.