£40m South American midfielder hands Manchester United transfer blow

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Manchester United are set to miss out on £40 million-rated Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.

The 25-year-old Chilean international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks, with the Red Devils one of a number of clubs to show an interest in the player.

Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have also been tracking the player, according to talkSPORT, with the three clubs ready to rival Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson for his signature.

However, the player has revealed that he’s more than happy with life in Turin, and after realising his dream of signing for a ‘great’ club in the Old Lady, he has no intention of leaving.

"You always start with dreams, and when you arrive in a great team the others look at you. But I'm happy here,” he’s quoted as saying in La Stampa.

Vidal shot to prominence in Serie 'A' last season, helping the Bianconeri to an undefeated season and the Italian title.

His form alerted Manchester United, who were first linked with a move for the former Colo-Colo star at the end of September.

However, the £40 million price-tag was sure to put off Ferguson, who eyed the player as the potential successor to Manchester United legend Roy Keane - a position the Daily Mirror claims has never been filled at Old Trafford since the Irishman's departure.

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