Manchester United are €15million too low in their valuation of Arturo Vidal and negotiations with Juventus failed to find a solution over the possible inclusion of players in the deal, according to an Italian journalist.
Vidal has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for most of this summer, but no agreement has materialised as of yet and Tancredi Palmeri claims there are a number of reasons as to why Louis van Gaal has not got his man.
Desperate for Vidal
Manchester United’s new manager has admitted he needs new signings and midfield is the area that many believe really need addressing by the former Netherlands coach.
A top quality combative deep-lying playmaker is something that the Red Devils have not had for a number of seasons and many feel improving on the abysmal seventh place finish in the Premier League last season will be difficult if they do not pull off a deal for a player of the calibre of Vidal.
Through Twitter, Palmeri made a number of claims regarding the deal with regards to why negotiations between Manchester United and Juventus have so far failed to bring an agreement.
He claims that Juventus’ first contact with Manchester United was to set a demand of €48million as well as two players, which the Premier League side rejected. Then Old Trafford officials came back with the offer of an undisclosed fee and one player, from which there has yet to be a reply from the Bianconeri.
A gap too far?
What Palmeri claims is that the two clubs’ valuations are apart to the tune of about €15million. Manchester United want to offer a deal in the region of €50million, while Juventus are holding out for something closer to €65million, including players.
Palmeri does not specify who the players are that have been requested or offered, other than claiming that it is not Danny Welbeck or Javier Hernandez.