Manchester United offer Arturo Vidal same wage as Van Persie

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Manchester United will offer Arturo Vidal a contract worth £200,000-a-week if Juventus accept their latest £40 million offer, reports The Daily Express.

Such a wage would make Vidal the second highest paid player at Manchester United, equal with Robin van Persie and only behind Wayne Rooney.

Citing reports in Chile, Louis van Gaal is ready to flex the financial muscle of his new club by launching a mammoth offer to Juventus. Reports in Italy suggest that such an offer would be accepted.

£35 million asking price

Gazzetta dello Sport believe an offer in the region of £35 million would be enough to tempt Juventus into a sale. Adding the reports together, £40 million would more than exceed Juventus' demands.

If the offer is accepted, Vidal will enter negotiations with Old Trafford officials over a potential move. He is thought to be keen on a transfer to Manchester United, but will be seeking financial equality with some of their top players.

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In response Manchester United will offer Vidal as much as £200,000-a-week. Only Van Persie earns that much while Rooney reportedly earns more. The wage is supposed to show Vidal how much he will be valued by Van Gaal.

Juventus ready to sell

Their transfer chase, fast becoming the biggest of the summer, was brought closer to a conclusion by Juventus technical director Pavel Nedved, who admitted big bids would be accepted.

He told Tuttosport: "Our strategy is clear; we want to keep all our best players, including Vidal and Pogba.

"We don't want to sell anyone, especially Vidal.

"Certainly, if there were a high bid for them, we'd have to think about it but we don't want to sell our champions.

"We want to be competitive in the Champions League and the only sales to be players who are not part of our plans."

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