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Conflicting rumors about the status of Juventus star Arturo Vidal and a move to Arsenal are abound, but a report from Spain indicates the transfer is nearly done.
According to the Metro, a deal to put the 28-year-old midfielder in a Gunners kit this year is “90% done” as per reports from Spanish radio station Cadena Cope. The same report indicated that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has personally overseen the transfer authorization for an estimated price of £21 million.
Arsenal’s interest in Vidal was magnified when it became apparent that the club would fall short of a bid for Morgan Schneiderlin.
Vidal has been a vital component in several years of unprecedented success for Juventus, winning four consecutive Serie A titles since joining the team in 2011 and scoring 35 goals while winning two Serie A Team of the Year honors in that span.
The Chilean superstar got into some trouble recently when he suffered minor injuries after a car crash while he was reportedly drunk.