Manchester United are set to make one final mega offer for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, reports The Metro.
The Red Devils have been interested in the Chilean international since the close of last season, and after reportedly making two previous offers, now they are now ready to make one final substantial fee, which could persuade the Italian champions to sell.
The Serie A side, who recently lost their manager, admitted that if a big-money offer comes in for either Vidal or Paul Pogba, they would have to consider them, and it's believed this offer just shy of £50million could be enough.
It's reported that United are prepared to pay £47.7m for the 27-year-old, which is £5m more than their last reported offer of around £42.5m.
Reports in Italy are suggesting that new United boss Louis Van Gaal, has given the offer to Vidal’s agent Fernando Felicevich this week, and he will now go back to Italy and present the offer to the champions for them to make a decision.
Felicevich has been spending a lot of time in England due to the Vidal reports, but also due to Alexis Sanchez joining Arsenal, who is also one of his clients.
Van Gaal has been a big fan of the midfielder since he was playing in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen back in 2007 and until 2011.
After completing his switch to Italy, Vidal has gone on to make nearly 100 appearances for Juve in his three year career at the club, but this Summer could see him make the switch to England.
United aren't the only side interested in Vidal, with both Chelsea and Liverpool monitoring his situation as well, but whether they are prepared to match United's mega-bid is unknown.
As it stands, it's believed that neither club are prepared to match the reported bid from United, which gives Van Gaal a clean path to signing the Chilean.
The Dutchman has been publicly critical of some of his midfielders already this pre-season, especially after they beat AS Roma 3-2 over the weekend.
Despite the victory, Van Gaal was quick to criticise Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Shinji Kagawa for their poor passing displays.
Major signings are expected to be announced this Summer after Van Gaal was told that the club have unlimited funds in the transfer market.