Manchester United transfer news: Arturo Vidal bid of £48m imminent - reports
Louis van Gaal hopes to tempt Chile international to Old Trafford with bumper pay deal
Manchester United are preparing a £48m offer for Arturo Vidal and are ready to double the midfielder's wages in a bid to convince him to move to Old Trafford, according to reports in Italy.
The Juventus midfielder has been linked with a switch to Old Trafford throughout the summer and despite playing down talk of a move last week, speculation refuses to cease.
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This morning Gazzetta Dello Sport reported that United would bid €60m for the Chile international whilst also offering him a four-year contract worth around £6m-a-year. The report added that the player's agent, Fernando Felicevich, will discuss the interest from United with Juventus this week.
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Despite Vidal recently stating "I do not go to Manchester", it is hoped that a bumper pay deal, thought to be double the 27-year-old's current wages, could convince him to leave Turin in favour of the Premier League.
Vidal has been linked with a switch to English football for months, with Liverpool also interested in adding him to their Champions League squad, but United have always appeared to be the most likely destination.
After impressing at this summer's World Cup in Brazil, the Juventus star's stock is climbing an ever steepening gradient and he would compliment a midfield in need of strengthening.
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Van Gaal's side are currently on a pre-season tour of the United States and, after their 7-0 demolition of LA Galaxy, laboured to a 3-2 victory over Roma at the weekend.
"I am pleased that we have won but it was not a good performance," the Dutchman said at full-time.
Louis van Gaal during United’s 7-0 victory
He continued: "54,000 people came to watch us but we can perform much better. All my good passers failed today. I think it was because of the height and the air.
"Mata, Herrera and Kagawa - these are the best passers (at the club), and everything went wrong."
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