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Arturo Vidal drops Manchester United hint

Arturo Vidal seems to be in favour of a move to United.

Buda Mendes

There have been further developments in the Arturo Vidal saga, though depending who you choose to believe, they're either good or not-so-good.

Spanish source AS isn't known for its great reliability, so you should be wary of getting too excited when you read its latest Vidal story. Essentially it echoes what was published by Chilean paper La Tercera, and suggests that Vidal's agent Fernando Felicevich believes a deal to be close.

Meanwhile, there's a slightly more alarming report from El Mercurio via ESPN, with United said to have "requested details of Vidal's medical history amid concerns over the state of his knee." Truth be told, this probably isn't much of anything, with United looking to just take extra precautions after Vidal was rushed into knee surgery in order to make it to the World Cup in time.

Rather more promising is the Vidal quote from El Mercurio:

"I've heard the rumours but I'm not going to talk about it. I'm enjoying my holidays and when I get back to Italy I'll see what happens. I am very relaxed and all of us would like to be in one of the best teams in the world."

... "all of us would like to be in one of the best teams in the world." I'll leave that there.

Meanwhile, it appears the all-consuming Vidal pursuit has seen the end of United's chase for Ángel di María. The ever-mysterious "sources" have apparently told ESPN that the Reds are not, in fact, closing in on the Argentine, while AS report that Paris Saint-Germain are set to snap him up for €60 million.