Arturo Vidal Juventus
Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal waves to the fans during a training session in Sydney, 9 AugustReuters

Manchester United looks like they are closing in on a move for Arturo Vidal, with Italian reports suggesting the player's agent was set for talks with the English Premier League side in London.

According to a report in the Gazzetta Dello Sport, Vidal's representative Fernando Felicevich was reportedly at Wembley to take in the Community Shield action between Arsenal and Manchester City, with talks over a transfer for Vidal from Juventus set to follow with Manchester United.

Vidal to Manchester United has been one of the major transfer sagas of the summer, with the midfielder at one point looking set to complete a move to Old Trafford, before matters swung the other way. It has see-sawed quite a bit during this summer and there are no real signs to suggest a conclusion will be made until the final days of the transfer window at least.

However, the report suggests final decisions could be made during this meeting with Vidal apparently set for a move to Old Trafford. The fee being suggested is €60 million (£47 million), but there could be yet another twist in this rather winding tale.

Reports have come out suggesting manager Louis Van Gaal has made his mind up about the players he is ready to let go, with Javier Hernandez among them. And according to Gazzetta, Hernandez could be used as a makeweight in the transfer involving Vidal.

Juventus do already have plenty of proven strikers in their lineup, including Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente, and it remains to be seen just how keen the Italians are in bringing in another striker.

A deal involving Hernandez would certainly suit Manchester United, as it would bring down the final transfer fee considerably; how much remains to be seen.

Van Gaal is keen to strengthen his squad as much as possible before the transfer window shuts, and the Dutchman, no doubt, would love to seal the deal for Vidal, who is thought to be his number one target.

Vidal's Chile coach Jose Sampaoli recently came out and said the main reason behind Vidal's transfer to United being held up is his recent knee injury, with Van Gaal a little apprehensive over the midfielder's fitness.

"Manchester United want Vidal, but Van Gaal has some doubts," Sampaoli told El Mercurio last week.

"Right now the great obstacle to his $80 million [£47m] transfer from Juventus to Manchester United is over the improvement of Arturo's knee.

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

However, a straight talk with the player's agent should clear things up more and only time will tell if Vidal will finally become a United player or remain in Turin for at least another season.

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