Manchester United set to fail in bid to sign Arturo Vidal
Vidal claims he is happy at Juventus, with a move to Old Trafford looking increasingly unlikely
July 25th, 2014
Louis van Gaal has been given permission to make marquee signings for Manchester United this summer although the Dutchman is set to be thwarted in his quest to sign Arturo Vidal.
Vidal impressed during the 2014 World Cup for Chile and actually came face-to-face with Van Gaal’s Holland during the group stages, although it appears that the midfielder is likely to stay at Juventus for the foreseeable future.
United have made no secret of the fact that Vidal is high on the hit list, having already acquired Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw for sizeable transfer fees.
Speaking to Sky Sports Italia, Vidal who is under contract until 2017, said: “I’m still on holiday at the moment. Can I say I’m staying at Juve? I don’t know. On Monday I’ll talk to Allegri then we’ll see.
“I’m happy here. I’m calm. I believe Juve fans can be too. I still haven’t spoken to Allegri or my team-mates.”
Asked if he was going to Manchester United, he added: “No, no.”
United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward stated earlier this week: “The reality is that we’re not afraid of spending significant amounts of money in the transfer market.
“Whether it’s a record or not doesn’t really resonate with us. What resonates is a top, top elite player that the manager wants that is going to be a star for Manchester United.”