Sir Alex Ferguson steps in to help Man United sign Arturo Vidal

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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson made it clear to Antonio Conte that the Red Devils want Arturo Vidal while sat next to the Juve boss during last night's Europa League final, with Bianconeri chiefs reportedly only willing to consider the idea if they receive a concrete offer of €40m.

Vidal has been nothing short of sensational for Juve across the last three years and his last season managed to maintain that high standard, scoring a whopping 18 goals in all competitions from a roaming midfield role.

United are long-term admirers of the Chilean international alongside Real Madrid, which lead Ferguson to take advantage of extended time in Conte's company while the pair watched Sevilla vs. Benfica to make it clear the Red Devils are interested, according to Italian publication Sport Mediaset.

Juve are preparing for another fierce fight to keep all of their top stars this summer and Vidal is no different to the likes of Paul Pogba and Carlos Tevez, with a minimum price tag of €40m placed on the 26-year-old's head.

Ferguson reportedly made it clear that United are serious about stepping up their interest in Vidal, but their value of the midfield maestro is capped at a maximum of €32m.

The Old Lady are in no rush to lower their asking price though and are playing the long game to maximise the sell-on fee for either Vidal or his central partner in crime Pogba, stars who may have ideas of moving away from Serie A and onto clubs with genuine aspirations of winning the Champions League each season.

United are in the midst of a wholesale reshuffle but Ferguson has made it very clear Vidal is on their radar with a cheeky request aimed at Conte, another man also believed to be targeting a fresh challenge elsewhere.

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