Real Madrid launch £36m Vidal bid

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Real Madrid have made a £36million bid for Manchester United and Arsenal target Arturo Vidal, according to reports.

TalkSPORT cite speculation in Italy when claiming that the Spanish giants have launched a big-money move for the 26-year-old, whose stock has risen dramatically since arriving in Europe in 2007.

Vidal joined Bayern Leverkusen from Colo-Colo in his homeland, and after four-years in Germany moved to Juventus.

The 47-cap Chilean international has subsequently impressed in Serie ‘A’, and Real Madrid have made the first move to end his spell in Turin.

The radio station claims new boss Carlo Ancelotti will offer a five-year deal to Vidal, if the offer is accepted, as Los Blancos look to strengthen their midfield at the Santiago Bernabeu.

How interested Premier League parties react to the bid is yet to be seen, with the Red Devils and Gunners forced to assess their options.

David Moyes has been linked with a number of attacking midfielders since taking the reigns from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, but has so far been unable to add to his ranks.

And, with Paul Scholes retiring at the end of last season, the champions do appear to be lacking a creative spark at Old Trafford.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been much more heavily linked with strikers this summer, with Gonzalo Higuain and Wayne Rooney two big names reported to be on the Emirates Stadium radar.

Vidal would add plenty in terms of creativity for the Gunners, but the price-tag might be too much for the north London outfit.

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