Manchester United have reportedly reignited their interest in Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, after agreeing a record fee to sign Angel di Maria from Real Madrid.
The Vidal-United transfer saga has been an on-and-off one, with the matter being subject to much speculation this summer.
While some reports claimed that the Red Devils agreed on a £47 million transfer fee for the Chilean, others indicated that United convinced Juventus to part with their star midfielder by including Javier Hernandez in a player-plus-cash deal.
However, Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta later dismissed all speculations, insisting that Vidal would not leave Italy this summer.
"All the requirements are there for Vidal not to leave before the end of the transfer market," Marotta told Gazzetta dello Sport. "Vidal has always said he wanted to stay here and we are more than happy to keep him."
Speculations on Vidal's future then went cold as United decided to focus their attentions on bringing Real's di Maria.
However, now with the Argentine on the verge of sealing a record-breaking transfer to Old Trafford, United have reportedly reignited their interest in Vidal.
United boss Louis van Gaal is believed to be considering a serious move for the Chile international this time, after failing to record a victory in his first two competitive games against Swansea City and Sunderland.
The Dutchman, who currently has eight players out due to injuries, is keen to sign Vidal to strength his central midfield region. The former Barcelona boss is reportedly certain that the 27-year-old will be a good fit in the new 3-5-2 system, which has not proved to be effective so far.
Although it was earlier reported that van Gaal has some concerns about Vidal's injury and fitness issues, he is now ready to take a gamble, with the transfer window closing in less than a week.
However, Juventus, who have been reluctant to sell the midfielder this summer, will probably demand quite a lot money for Vidal, after seeing United spend a fortune on di Maria.
Nevertheless, the Serie A side might probably let Vidal go for a big transfer fee as they are reportedly looking to rival Real for the signature of Monaco hitman Ramadel Falcao.