Mourinho: Vieira on verge of Inter exit

MILAN - Patrick Vieira - reportedly wanted by new Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini - is almost certain to leave Inter Milan in a bid to find first-team football and regain his France World Cup place, coach Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday.

When asked about the chance of the rarely-used 33-year-old, linked with the Blues, Barcelona and Olympique Lyon, staying at the San Siro, Mourinho told a news conference: "Very little. But as long as he is with us, I trust his professionalism."

Vieira is likely to be called into action at Chievo on Wednesday with Inter's midfield hit by injuries and suspension while his imminent departure could prompt Inter to seek a replacement in the transfer window, Mourinho added.

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