Real Madrid appear all set to muscle in on Manchester United’s transfer plans for Arturo Vidal, with the La Liga giants keen to recruit the Chilean playmaker this summer.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Los Blancos were keen on acquiring Vidal at the end of last season, but the recruitment of Gareth Bale meant that the funds weren’t available for yet another blockbuster signing.
However Carlo Ancelotti has retained his interest in the Juventus star, who is having a very impressive season with the Turin outfit. The Madrid boss has now reportedly made the signing of Vidal one of his priorities for the next transfer window, despite on-going interest from England.
United have repeatedly been linked with a big money move for the playmaker, and thus far remain undeterred by the fact that he has verbally pledged his future to Juventus. Reports yesterday suggest that the Chile international is considering putting pen to paper on a mammoth £200-a-week deal from his club, but as of yet no agreement has been confirmed.
One thing is for sure, it will take a fair sum of money to prise the 26-year-old away from Italy.
With Paul Pogba widely tipped to make some sort of move at the end of the season, Antonio Conte will likely do everything in his power to ensure Vidal does not leave also.