Arturo Vidal to Manchester United: Juventus midfielder's agent 'holds talks' with Manchester United over £35 million move

Reports suggest the midfielder's agent held talks with club officials on Friday regarding a move to the Premier League

Manchester United have opened talks with the agent of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, according to reports.

The Chilean international, who moved to Juventus in 2011 from Bayer Leverkusen, has long been linked with a move away from Turin after seeing his reputation increase during his time at the Italian club.

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are thought to be keen on bringing the midfielder to their respective clubs, but Manchester United appear to have stole a march in the race to sign the 27-year-old.

The Daily Mail report United officials met with Vidal's agent Fernando Felicevich - who engineered Alexis Sanchez's £35 million move to Arsenal on Thursday - to discuss a switch to Old Trafford.

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Vidal recently signed an extension to his deal which will keep him at the Juventus Stadium until 2017, but after seeing his compatriot making a lucrative switch to the Premier League, Vidal could soon follow. Juventus are said to be willing to part with the 27-year-old as long as their £40 million asking price is met.

 

It is unlikely to deter Manchester United, who have shown they are prepared to spend this summer, with the acquisitions of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao and Southampton's Luke Shaw taking their total spending to over £60 million. And with Vidal one of Louis van Gaal's top targets, he could become their third signing of the summer.

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