Good news Manchester United? - Real Madrid do not want €60m midfield target

Arturo Vidal

Manchester United might have a clear run at attempting to pry Arturo Vidal away from the club this summer.

Manchester United are targeting several key areas of improvement this summer. Louis van Gaal has been appointed the club's new manager. The Dutchman will officially take charge after he attempts to lead The Netherlands to World Cup glory.

United need to improve several areas of their team. The centre-back position is a start, while another winger might also be on the agenda.

But the team really need a central midfielder. The club have lacked a Roy Keane or Paul Scholes type last campaign, with the consequences being a poor effort last season.

The likes of Koke, Ander Herrera, Cesc Fabregas, Toni Kroos and William Carvalho all linked recently. Another name being mentioned is Chilean international Arturo Vidal. The Juventus star has been a reported long-term target for the club and this summer is being rumoured to want a move from Turin in order for a more competitive league.

But United will not be alone in his pursuit. Vidal, who is reportedly worth €60 million, is also being targeted by Real Madrid.

Los Blancos have been linked with the player for most of the summer and would present a difficult mountain to climb for United - as Real can offer Champions League football to one of the world's best midfield operators.

However, new reports emerging from Spain, suggest that Real boss Carlo Ancelotti is not so keen on Vidal. The Italian is believed to not want Vidal - who has a reputation as something of a party animal off the pitch.

Ancelotti is said to instead prefer the more intrinsic talents of Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos or Chelsea operator Ramires - rather than the extrovert that is Vidal.

Good news clearly for United if they are serious in their pursuit of the Bianconeri star - worth every penny of the €60 million being quoted.

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