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Arturo Vidal made available for £24million

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The midfielder is currently at the World Cup with the Chile squad. (©GettyImages)
The midfielder is currently at the World Cup with the Chile squad. (©GettyImages).

Juventus will accept offers of £24million for Arturo Vidal, according to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta Dello Sport.

The Chilean midfielder has been frequently linked with Manchester United, and the newly appointed Louis van Gaal’s recent comments have added fuel to the fire. The Dutchman, who is currently managing the Dutch national team in Brazil, before heading to Old Trafford, has previously admitted: “I always wanted to buy Vidal when he was at Bayern Leverkusen, but he went to Juventus.”

While he may have failed to bring in Vidal while at Bayern Munich, the midfielder could well make the switch to Manchester, where he would be the star man in the middle under Van Gaal. The midfield has been identified as the area particularly in need of an overhaul within the Red Devils’ squad, and Vidal could be just the man to fill the gap.

The Chilean contributed 18 goals from midfield in all competitions last season, and provided six assists in a total of 46 games. Juventus are keen to raise funds for Antonio Conte to instigate his own improvement project this summer to ensure the club hold on to the Serie A title, and so are open to offers.

It's claimed Didier Drogba has already agreed to join the Italian champions on a two-year deal, while they are also thought to be interested in Chelsea youngster Romelu Lukaku, Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez and Swiss starlet Xherdan Shaqiri.

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