Manchester United look set to beat Arsenal to the £30 million signature of Arturo Vidal with the Premier League giants ready to offer the Juventus midfielder a whopping £230,000-a-week contract.
The Metro reports how the Red Devils are looking to follow up the capture of Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw by adding number one target Vidal to their ranks this summer.
Louis van Gaal is determined to bring the Chile international to Old Trafford, and will hand the 27-year-old a lucrative five-year deal to quit the Serie 'A' giants.
Vidal recently intimated that he would never join a club that wasn't in the Champions League, but it looks as though he might've had a change of heart, given the fact that Manchester United finished in a lowly seventh place in the table in 2013/14, failing to even qualify for the Europa League.
Arsene Wenger has also been mentioned as an admirer of the South American playmaker, but Arsenal are unlikely to compete with the huge wages on offer at Manchester United, so the chances of a switch to the Emirates Stadium appear increasingly slim.
The Gunners boss recently confirmed his admiration for the former Bayer Leverkusen man, but is believed to be focusing on other - more realistic - transfer targets ahead of the new campaign.
World Cup impression
Vidal has seen his stock continue to rise after a number of impressive performances for his country at the World Cup this summer. However, those inspiring displays were in vain as Jorge Sampaoli's side crashed out of the tournament on Saturday, losing to host nation Brazil on penalties in the last 16.
Still, the prospect of seeing Vidal in the Premier League next season is sure to excite supporters up and down the country, and he could be followed by compatriot Alexis Sanchez who looks set to leave Barcelona before the close of the transfer window.