Manchester United have gone in one final time for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal with a take-it-or-leave-it bid, with an agent also suggesting the Chile international would be a Red Devil before the start of the new season.
Vidal to United has been one of the biggest stories of the summer transfer window, with the player himself coming out and acknowledging the English Premier League club's interest in him.
Juventus have also been a little yes-no when it has come to Vidal's future with the Italians at one point saying they would not consider selling the midfielder for any amount, before later admitting they would have to look at the possibility of accepting a bid if the offer was a big one.
Well, if the latest reports, coming from Tuttosport, are to be believed, Manchester United have made that big bid – worth £39 million – and whether the offer is big enough for Juventus to accept remains to be seen.
Vidal to Manchester United reports gained further mileage with "FIFA agent" Giulio Tedeschi claiming the 27-year-old would be a United player in a couple of weeks' time.
"The English team is the closest to gain the services of Vidal and would be with him on the 2nd week of August," Tedeschi told Sport Cadena, according to AS.
Reports then came out questioning the validity of Tedeschi and his comments, leaving the Vidal to Manchester United transfer saga up into the air again.
However, if the Tuttosport report is to be believed and Manchester United have made a firm bid of £39 million, then a deal just might be thrashed out, depending on just how much Juventus will want in the end (assuming, of course, they are open to selling).
Vidal has been rated at around £42 million in the past, so it will be interesting to see if Juventus refuse to sell, ask for more money or accept the offer and finally give their OK to the move.
Meanwhile, one of the signings that has been completed by United this summer -- Ander Herrera – revealed his love for Eric Cantona while praising a few more of the United legends, including his current assistant manager Ryan Giggs.
"I liked his [Cantona's] character, he was a winner and always worked hard, he never lost one ball and was always thinking about the victory," Herrera, who signed for United for a fee of around £29 million told MUTV.
"This group of players has those same characteristics. We always want to win, we want to play well for the Man United supporters and Eric Cantona had those characteristics. Of course, he had personality too.
"But it was not only Cantona who had personality, Ryan Giggs as well, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. United do not only sign good players, but workers as well. United sign people who work hard, train hard and who are good professionals.
"It is a dream for me to be here because this history is very big and now I have the chance to play here. I have the possibility to show my own character for United."