The Juventus star remains a priority for the Red Devils.
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal was strongly linked with Manchester United throughout the summer and now the club are preparing a £35m January bid for the South American, according to CaughtOffside.
One of the main reasons negotiations were held up was because of new manager Louis van Gaal’s doubts over Vidal’s fitness levels.
The Chile international suffered a knee injury last season which required surgery, but despite that Juve chose to play the midfield ace for four more games before sanctioning the operation.
Van Gaal fears that this has done irreparable damage to Vidal, but the Dutchman may be forced to reconsider as the Red Devils consider a raid for the 27-year-old in the New Year.
The 63-year-old’s first choice is fellow countryman Kevin Strootman, but AS Roma president James Palotta has said in no uncertain terms that the Netherlands international is not for sale.
This has seen Vidal rise to the top of United’s wishlist once more, with the Chilean regarded by many as the best box-to-box midfielder in world football currently.
He joined La Bianconeri from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011 and since then has played 128 matches in all competitions and won three successive Serie A titles.
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