Juventus’ Arturo Vidal Reaches Verbal Agreement With Manchester United Ahead Of £47m Transfer

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Sources in Chile says the midfielder is heading to Old Trafford.

The future of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal remains in the balance as reports from Chilean daily El Mercurio claims the 27-year-old has reached a verbal agreement with Manchester United ahead of a £47m transfer.

United are ready to further tempt the Chile international to Old Trafford with wages of £10.6m-a-year and it’s understood Vidal is now ready to make the switch to the Premier League.

Negotiations between the two clubs are said to have been ongoing for at least two weeks and the South American’s agent Fernando Feliecivich has flown to Italy to finalise the deal with Juve.

The Red Devils are desperate to improve their squad after finishing seventh last season under the guidance of David Moyes – their worst ever position since the Premier League was introduced back in 1992.

Moyes has since been sacked and replaced by Louis van Gaal, whilst Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw have been purchased from Athletic Bilbao and Southampton respectively for a combined fee in the region of £56m.

Vidal would add a certain gravitas to the midfield though, with the Chilean considered to be among the finest box-to-box players in world football.

Since transferring to Turin from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011 the midfielder has helped La Bianconeri to three successive Serie A titles and also impressed at the recent 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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