The Arturo Vidal saga may be driving Manchester United fans mad, but at least there is potential reward at the end of it.
For Juventus supporters it must seem never-ending, their star player unsettled, with Italian website Tuttojuve on Monday describing it as 'torment'.
The other way to look at it, is that for Juventus a cash injection of £45 million plus is a huge opportunity, and there is certainly a section of fans who are open to a sale.
A poll on the website of Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport revealed so, yesterday, and at the time of writing, here are the results:
- Sell now, it's a huge opportunity for the finances (19%)
- Accept the €60 million and re-invest €30 million on two top players (50%)
- Give the green light to the sale and ask for Hernandez in the deal (8%)
- Hold on: Vidal is crucial to the Scudetto and the Champions League (23%)
Given the first three of the four options are approving the sale, it's a staggering combination of 77 per cent of respondents approving the transfer.
Weeks ago the results would likely have been different, but reflects a changing of attitude also among the Juventus hierarchy. Manager Massimiliano Allegri has gone from saying Vidal is staying, to commenting that he 'hopes he stays'.
Various reports have suggested Vidal's head has been turned by United's supposed huge contract offer, and if the Chilean wants to go, Juventus may as well take the money if the Red Devils meet their demands.
Now, as United CEO Ed Woodward asked a month ago, we 'watch this space'...