The report claims that the billionaire-owned side from Dagestan are ready to test the mettle of Sir Alex Ferguson with a big-money bid for his prized central defender.
However, the Red Devils boss is by no means ready to accept any bid for Vidic or even consider letting him leave the club no matter what the price.
Vidic joined United from Spartak Moscow in 2006 for €8 million and has gone on to win the Premier League, Carling Cup and Champions League at Old Trafford as well as collecting his second Premier League Player of the Season award at the conclusion of the 2010-11 term.
Despite his apparent happiness at the club, Anzhi reportedly believe that Ferguson could be tempted with a huge bid for Vidic and the €28.2m offer is seen as an opening gambit.
Anzhi are owned by Russian businessman Suleyman Kerimou and have already flexed their muscle in the transfer market this summer, signing Balazs Dzsudzsak and Yuri Zhirkov, as well as securing one of the highest-profile transfers of the summer window in former Inter hotshot Samuel Eto’o, with the striker reportedly earning €340,000-a-week in Russia.
Despite money not appearing an issue for the club and a bid, according to the report, being imminent, a successful bid seems unlikely at this stage.