Chile coach reveals van Gaal's Vidal doubts

Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli has claimed that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is wary of spending a vast sum on Arturo Vidal due to his injury problems.

The latest opinion in the English and Italian press seems to be that Manchester United won't swoop for Arturo Vidal and the Juventus midfielder's national coach may have the reason why.

Vidal was one of Serie A's outstanding players last season and has been repeatedly linked to Manchester United over the last few weeks.

It has been suggested that the Old Trafford outfit may be willing to pay as much as £50 million for Vidal, who could rejuvenate their midfield after a poor 2013-14 season.

But the man who led Vidal at the World Cup, Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli, thinks that Man United boss Louis van Gaal has been put off by concerns over Vidal's fitness.

"Manchester United want Vidal but van Gaal has doubts," he told El Mercurio.

"Vidal set a great example at the World Cup playing when he wasn't in perfect shape.

"Now United want him but the thing that is stopping a £50 million deal is that van Gaal has doubts over the condition of his knee."

Vidal is with the Juventus squad on their pre-season tour of Indonesia and it is gradually looking more and more likely that he will be staying with the Old Lady for next season.

While the player has always stated that he is happy with the Italian champions, he has also made comments that have been interpreted as flirting with Manchester United.

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