Man United hope to confirm Arturo Vidal signing
Manchester United are hoping to push through the deal to sign Juventus star Arturo Vidal this week, according to reports.
The Chile star is at the centre of a transfer tug-of-war with the Italian champions insisting they want to keep him unless he makes it clear he wants to move.
The 27-year-old is likely to cost around £40m with new United boss Louis van Gaal ready to splash the cash to make the deal happen, according to the Daily Mail.
Juve director general Beppe Marotta said: “Vidal? We already said that he is not on the market, but the player’s will is decisive. Vidal has never said he wants to leave, and Juventus will sell him only if he were unhappy to remain.”
He added: “Nowadays, however, there’s absolutely no reason to even be discussing this now.”
Van Gaal has said that he is happy with the players he has at his disposal and has been further encouraged after his side beat Real Madrid 3-1 in the pre-season friendly in America yesterday.