Conte is said to have stepped down after Juve agreed to sell the Chilean.
It is reported by the Sun that Manchester United’s £35m approach for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal forced the manager Antonio Conte to quit his position.
The 44-year-old stepped down in Turin after three years of success on Tuesday, with rumours that it was the Italian champions’ willingness to sell Vidal that was the final straw for Conte.
His departure does give the Red Devils renewed hope in their pursuit of the Chile international however, with new boss Louis van Gaal having made the 27-year-old a priority signing.
United have already secured Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw from Athletic Bilbao and Southampton respectively for a combined fee in the region of £56m.
Yet the spending at Old Trafford is far from done for the summer as the 13-time Premier League champions look to bounce back from David Moyes’ doomed tenure in 2013/14.
Vidal is considered to be among the best box-to-box midfield players in the game currently and also greatly impressed at the 2014 World Cup with his nation.
The South American was one of Conte’s first signings when he took charge at the Juventus Stadium in 2011 and has since won three successive Serie A titles with La Bianconeri.
Former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri is the favourite to take over at the club, but the futures of many of their key players have now been cast into doubt.
Conte meanwhile is among the favourites to succeed Cesare Prandelli as head coach of the Italy national team.
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