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Arturo Vidal close to signing for Manchester United

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Manchester United will offer Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal a huge £230,000-a-week contract after holding positive talks with the player’s agent. Fernando Felicevich helped another of his clients, Alexis Sanchez, complete a move to Arsenal earlier this week - and now hopes to secure Vidal a switch to Old Trafford.

This is according to the Metro, who believe United are edging ever closer to signing Vidal in a club-record £40 million deal. The 27-year-old is widely regarded as one of the world’s best all-action midfielders and currently sits top of Louis van Gaal’s summer wish-list.

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Vidal to earn a significant pay rise

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes was reportedly keen to bring Vidal to Old Trafford back in January. However, the Serie A champions were reluctant to sell one of their star players midway through the season.

It was reported at the time that Vidal currently earns £130,000-a-week in Turin, but United will lure the South American to the Premier League with the temptation of securing a massive pay rise.

A £230,000-a-week deal would put Arsenal target Vidal alongside several of Manchester United’s top earners, including Netherlands international Robin van Persie.

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Vidal to turn United into title contenders?

United know that signing Vidal would be a major statement of intent. The Red Devils have already spent close to £60 million on the signings of central midfielder Ander Herrera and left-back Luke Shaw, but it’s widely accepted that the 20-time English champions require additional reinforcements in order to stand any realistic hope of competing for next season’s Premier League title.

The likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal have all brought in top players in recent weeks, while Liverpool are expected to spend the £75 million generated from the sale of striker Luis Suarez on several first-class stars.

United’s forward line is strong, but Van Gaal remains keen to bring in Vidal and another quality centre-back. Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks, as has Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen.

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