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Manchester United make bid for Arturo Vidal claims journalist

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Manchester United have launched a huge €48 million offer for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal according to reports.

The Italian outfit have responded to that bid by asking for two players to be included in the deal, one of which is out-of-favour forward Javier Hernandez.

Huge deal

The Chilean is believed to be the top target at Old Trafford this summer, and with time running out it would appear as though they've made their move.

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Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri reports that the Red Devils have put forward an offer in the region of €45-48 million but Juve want cash plus two players, one of which is striker Javier Hernandez while the other is unnamed.

Frustrating

Nani has been linked with a switch to Turin in recent weeks and could be the other player the Serie A champions want. He is valued at around £10 million while Hernandez is worth £15 million to Manchester United. Were that deal to go through it would put the total offer for Vidal at around £53 million, easily a club record - although Manchester United will almost certainly offer less cash if giving up players as well.

Even without any other players included, the €48 million (£38.5m) offer eclipses the £37.1 million they forked out for Juan Mata last season.

So far Manchester United have had a frustrating transfer window with only two new faces, Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera, on board. Both players arrived before new boss Louis van Gaal took over and the Dutchman is still seeking to add to his squad, with reinforcements at the back his priority before the close of the window in three weeks. 

Priority

Despite that fact a deal for Vidal appears to be high on his list of priorities too; the 27-year-old's future has been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks. Juventus remain adamant that he will be going nowhere, but boss Massimiliano Allegri admits that could change if the player tries to force his way out of the club.

Both Hernandez and Nani are believed to be on a list of seven Manchester United players who have been told by Van Gaal that they can leave the club this summer. Reports in Italy yesterday claimed that the pair were to be targeted by Juve alongside Manchester City man Stevan Jovetic and Ezequiel Lavezzi of Paris Saint-Germain.

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