Old Trafford side step-up interest in long term target.
Man United will look to step-up their ongoing interest in Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal with a club record bid of £42.5m on the cards according to Goal.com.
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The Old Trafford side are confident of landing the 27 year old Chilean with Louis van Gaal looking to make the Serie A star his third signing of the summer.
The Dutch boss had previously attempted to sign the player whilst in tenure at Bayern Munich and with boss Antonio Conte having left the Turin side there is perhaps a sense that the former Bayer Leverkusen man could be open to such a switch.
Conte is thought to have left the club after growing wary of their transfer policy which could leave sum surmise that Vidal maybe even closer to a summer exit.
Vidal is currently enjoying a well earned rest after his World Cup exploits but statements made by the playmaker would suggest that the situation of his Juventus future is certainly unclear;
“I don’t feel like my time at Juventus is over, although I can’t say more right now,” he told a Chilean radio station.
“When I’m back from Chile, I’ll talk to my executives and we’ll see what will happen.”
Juve director Pavel Nedved, has admitted his side would consider high bids for Vidal, and indeed other star performers. stating;
“Our strategy is clear; we want to keep all our best players, including Vidal and Pogba,”
“Certainly, if there were a high bid for them, we’d have to think about it but we don’t want to sell our champions.
Vidal has played a pivotal role in three successive Serie A title triumphs and could be ready for a fresh challenge.
The attacking midfielder would certainly offer van Gaal more of a threat in the final third than the likes of Marouane Fellaini, Tom Cleverley and Michael Carrick.