Italy expert comments on Juve and United situation with Vidal and Evra

The British media may have talked up Manchester United's determination to sign Juventus star Arturo Vidal but they are yet to follow up on their enquiry.

Manchester United approached the start of the summer activity with great intent having secured the big-money arrivals of midfielder Ander Herrera and full back Luke Shaw, however, their import business appears to have waned slightly as the focus may now be on exports - such as the imminent exit of Patrice Evra to Juventus.

There is a player on the roster of Serie A's Old Lady who has long piqued the interest of the upper brass at Old Trafford. A player who has demonstrated his ability at the elite-level following a good spell at Bayer Leverkusen and his role in helping Juve to a hat-trick of Scudetto titles.

That player is Arturo Vidal, 27, who was instrumental to Chile's heart-winning performance at the FIFA World Cup tournament that reaches it's conclusion in Brazil, this weekend, yet as renowned Italy expert Gianluca di Marzio notes, there has been no movement on any Vidal deal.

The two clubs have, of course, been in discussions over Evra, particularly in "the past few days" but contrary to reports "they have not been discussing Vidal."

He wrote on his official website: "The two clubs had discussed [Vidal] in the past but didn’t restart the talks about the Chilean international.

"At the moment there is no on going negotiation, Manchester United has yet to make another advance for Vidal."

Vidal has a valuation of £38.7 million, however, there has been speculation that Chelsea are pushing for Vidal's midfield partner in Turin - Paul Pogba.

Should Jose Mourinho, who recently said the Frenchman was the best young player at the World Cup, bid big for the Juventus star then the Serie A side will lock down any advances for Vidal as they are determined to keep one, if not both of their central players.

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