Manchester United are reportedly set to break their transfer record and make a £47 million bid for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, who is believed to have verbally agreed to join the Red Devils.
The Vidal to Manchester United transfer saga this summer seems to be never ending, with there being a number of speculations on the Chilean's future
While some reports suggested Manchester United were willing to meet Juventus' demand of £40 million, others indicated that the Red Devils had convinced Juventus to reduce the price and sanction a transfer.
However, in the end, the Serie A side's chief executive officer Giuseppe Marotta put an end to all speculations, insisting that Vidal has always been a "Juventus player" and they would "never put him up for sale," with the Chilean midfielder also confirming he had rejected a move to Old Trafford.
Later, Juventus' new boss Massimiliano Allegri also stated that Vidal was "motivated and happy" at the Turin based club, and he would be staying with the Old Lady.
Now, according to Chilean newspaper El Mercurio, Vidal has "verbally agreed" to join United.
"Arturo Vidal is to go to Manchester United. He has told his agent and they have a verbal agreement," a source close to the Chilean was quoted as saying by El Mercurio
It is believed that United are prepared to offer a lucrative four-year deal worth £120,000-a-week to Vidal.
Some reports in Italy claim that Vidal's representative Fernando Felicevich has held talks with Juventus, demanding the Serie A side match the £120,000-a-week wages offered by the Red Devils.
Despite being reluctant to let go of Vidal, it is reported that the Old Lady are not willing to double Vidal's wages.
Due to this reason, Juventus are reportedly bracing themselves for Vidal's signature. However, they will certainly be compensated well as United are reportedly ready to offer £47 million (€60m) for the 27-year-old midfielder.
Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who is keen to prove himself after failing to get any of the Red Devils' transfer targets last summer, earlier insisted that the club are ready to smash the transfer records in order to get their targets this summer, and the Vidal signing would certainly be pointer in that direction.