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Manchester United in talks with Arturo Vidal

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Manchester United and Juventus are currently negotiating a potential deal for holding-midfielder Arturo Vidal according to reports in Italy.

The Red Devils are one of several major European teams that are keen to sign the Chilean international, but according to numerous reports, it is Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United that are in pole position to land the 27-year-old.

Transfer

Vidal, who won the Serie A title with Juventus, has become one of Antonio Conte's key players, alongside midfield partners Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba, but with a potential move in his mind, Conte is at risk of losing the star.

United are also joined alongside Chelsea, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the pursuit for the Chile man, who represented his country at this Summer's World Cup, helping guide them to the last-16 before they were beaten on penalties by hosts Brazil.

Van Gaal, who will officially take over at Old Trafford once he returns from the World Cup, has been a long-term admirer of Vidal, and he is desperate to get the club to land his signature, after already securing the signing of Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera.

Reluctant

Despite their reluctance to sell, Juve will listen to offers for Vidal, but they want at least £40million for the midfielder, but it's believed that United are wanting to pay less and offer a player in exchange.

According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, talks between the two clubs are well underway, and Vidal's agent Fernando Felicevich has already flown into Manchester to hold initial talks with the Premier League side.

Early indications stated that Juventus wanted roughly £50 million plus out-of-favour Nani for Vidal, but now talks are ongoing about a potential £40 million deal with cash up-front, or less money with the Portuguese international included.

Juve has been admirers for Nani for a long time now and since the winger has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford, the club would have no problem selling him if it could sweeten the deal for Vidal.

It isn't understood whether Conte and co. would budge on their estimations of Vidal, but it's clear that United are not willing to pay over £40million for one of the hottest properties in football.

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