United receive great news from Spain in pursuit of £40m midfielder!

Arturo Vidal

Manchester United's ability to land Juventus hero Arturo Vidal has been enhanced with MARCA revelations regarding Real Madrid.

Few players would inspire Manchester United's otherwise flat midfield quite like box-to-box Chilean sensation Arturo Vidal, 27.

The midfielder transferred to the Bianconeri in 2011 and has developed into one of the top tier talents in his position in Europe due to his tackling nous, as well as chance creation and goal-scoring ability.

In 28 Serie A starts last term, Vidal was accurate with 84% of his passes, was revered for his long ball specialty, created 47 goal-scoring opportunities, assisted five times and scored 11 goals from 57 shots while also ensuring he did not neglect any defensive responsibility as he attempted a tackle once every 18 minutes.

Valued at £39m by transfermarkt.co.uk, any expenditure on Vidal from United could represent a large portion of any of their transfer fund for the summer, however, if he were to replicate his Italian form in the Premier League it would be money well spent. 

Of course, with a player as terrific as Vidal, there are no shortage of admirers, with the Daily Mail claiming Juventus were bracing themselves for a £41m bid from Real Madrid, while The Express, this morning, indicate a swap deal could be on the cards involving supersub striker Alvaro Morata.

However, according to a report in MARCA, Real are not interested in either deals and are effectively pulling out of the race for the Juve star.

The report stated that Ernesto Bronzetti, Florentino Pérez's trusted agent in Italy, will refuse to enter any bidding war for Vidal or midfield partner Paul Pogba and that Real are therefore "not interested in [either player]."

Chelsea have also been linked with making a bid for the three-time Scudetti winner.

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