Arturo Vidal to Manchester United moves close

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Arturo Vidal seems to be inching closer to his big-money Manchester United transfer from Juventus.

The Guardian reports how the Chile international has been touted as a £35 million target for the Red Devils and the 27-year-old seems to be on his way after Antonio Conte left his post as Juventus manager.

Conte resigned after becoming disillusioned with the Juventus board's transfer policy, after appearing to be willing to listen to offers for star players such as Vidal and his central midfield partner, Paul Pogba.

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Conte's resignation from the Serie A champions, a month after signing a one-year contract extension, fuels speculation that against his wishes, Juventus are willing to sell.

Old Trafford on the cards?

Vidal himself has made no assurances that he will be in Turin next season after being quoted on saying: “I’m already at a great team, Juventus, so I will be just as calm if the Manchester United option falls through.”

Manchester United have targeted the midfield powerhouse as the man to solve their central midfield issues. 

Vidal is hailed as one of the best central midfielders in the world, and at the age of 27, is coming into the prime of his career.

Vidal fitness

The World Cup star suffered a serious knee injury at the start of the season that required surgery, but fought his way back to be part of the Chile squad that impressed so many at the Brazil World Cup finals.

The £35m target would join Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw as Louis Van Gaal's summer recruits, with moves for other targets such as Mats Hummels and Angel Di Maria likely to be pursued now the World Cup has finished.

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