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Manchester United get hint over top target Arturo Vidal

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Manchester United have been given a big hint that their pursuit of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal will be successful this summer as they prepare a €60million offer for him.

According to Corriere Dello Sport, new Bianconeri manager Massimiliano Allegri is already planning for life next season without the Chile international and that Vidal feels he cannot afford to turn down the offer out of Old Trafford.

Long-term interest

Louis van Gaal has been credited with an interest in Vidal since he was announced as the Red Devils new manager, but there have been mixed reports over the last few weeks about whether a deal would go through.

At one point Manchester United were reported as being close to snapping him up, before his international coach claimed that Van Gaal had doubts over the player’s fitness – Vidal struggled with a knee injury at the end of last season that had to be managed at the World Cup.

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However, now Corriere Dello Sport are claiming that Allegri’s plans and a €60million bid being prepared by the Old Trafford moneymen point towards a deal being done in the near future. It claims that Manchester United are running out of time to get negotiations in an advanced enough stage to get the deal done before the summer transfer window closes on September 2.

The report also says that Vidal is keen not to turn down the opportunity to land a lucrative deal with the Premier League giants, as there is no guarantee he will be able to get such a contract offer in the future.

Lucrative deal

The offer in question is reported to be a four-year contract worth €8million a season. United are prepared to spend big too, as the sum being mooted to lure Juventus into a sale is €60million, or around £47.5million, which would be a new transfer record for the club, dwarfing the £37.5million they paid Chelsea for Juan Mata in January.

Van Gaal is instigating a new 3-5-2 formation at Old Trafford, or variations of it, this season and is still without a specialist box-to-box midfielder than can start deep in midfield.

Versatility welcomed

Vidal has terrific stamina and work rate to play box-to-box, while he also possesses the technical ability and tactical nous to operate as defensive screen or advanced playmaker.

Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Juan Mata, Shinji Kagawa and Ander Herrera can all play a version of those roles, but Vidal would bring flexibility in matches that Van Gaal likes. The former Netherlands manager showed at the World Cup in Brazil with his Holland squad that he is unafraid to change things from game to game.

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