Reports are suggesting that the 32-year-old’s days are numbered at Old Trafford after his poor display in the recent 6-1 thrashing by rivals Manchester City seeing him dropped for last week’s clash with Everton.
Ferguson has apparently already singled out Subotic as Ferdinand’s successor after watching the 22-year-old play a key part in Dortmund’s Bundesliga triumph last season.
The Serbian has already been recommended to the Old Trafford boss by fellow countryman and United captain Nemanja Vidic and Subotic has already admitted it’s his ‘dream’ to play in the Premier League
He said: “A dream of mine is still to play in the Premiership.
“One day in the future, I want to try myself out in that competition.”
It’s unlikely that the German club will let their star defender go for less than £20 million with Ferguson also having to fend off interest from Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Liverpool if he is to secure Subotic’s services.