Manchester United In Deep Negotiations Over Double Swoop For £48m Duo

By on August 27, 2014

The summer transfer window is now reaching its climax and managers are working hard to make some last minute additions to their squad, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today,

Manchester United are in deep negotiations over a potential double swoop for £48m-rated duo Arturo Vidal and Daley Blind, according to reports today.

Vidal has been on United’s radar all summer with widespread speculation suggesting that the Chilean international is one of Louis van Gaal’s key targets as he looks to continue his squad overhaul at Old Trafford.

With the transfer window closing in a matter of days, the Daily Mail are reporting that United have now entered ‘serious talks’ with Juventus over a potential deal for the midfielder, with the paper suggesting it’s likely to cost United in excess of £30m to persuade the Serie A champions to sell.

Reports earlier this week claimed that United were reluctant to meet Juve’s asking price due to concerns over the 27-year-old’s troublesome knee injury. Vidal was forced to play through the pain during the closing stages of last season and he was rushed back from surgery to take part in the World Cup.

It was clear the midfielder wasn’t fit and he was substituted in every game he played for Chile over in Brazil, and United are understood to want assurances the knee injury has fully healed before they commit to any deal.

Despite denials from Ajax, the Mail claim that United are also in talks with the Dutch giants about a potential deal for utility player Daley Blind.

The 24-year-old is capable of playing at left-back, centre-back and defensive midfield so he’d certainly give van Gaal plenty of options if he was to make the move to Old Trafford this summer.

However, Ajax have insisted they won’t let the versatile Holland international leave on the cheap and it’s understood it would take a bid of around £18m to persuade them to cash in.

While Vidal would offer United the world class quality they obviously need in the center of the park, Blind’s versatility would also be a key asset for van Gaal – particularly with injuries mounting up for the new boss.

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It remains to be seen whether United will be able to agree deals for the duo, but I think it would be £48m well spent as the pair would add some much-needed quality and depth to the former champions beleaguered squad.

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20 Comments

  1. gaz7753

    August 27, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    brilliant if we can get them but we also need an experienced center back to organise things, Vlaar would be ideal for a couple of seasons.

  2. Macstaford Kandiyesa

    August 27, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Me loving this if it really true. We will never die cos Manchester is red

  3. adejare

    August 27, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    the sweet news of latest man united signing is highly appreciated and it will be more sweeter if highly rated players like Vidal, Blind, Due Jung and probably Allen of Liverpool could be another surprise signing. This will surely boost the game philosophy of LVG and raise our great club to the desired level if not winning the PL tittle but at least qualify us for the champion league next season

  4. philip makus

    August 27, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    d whole drama is getin more interestin. Up United!

  5. Smart

    August 27, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Up Man U! Van Gaal Realy Means The Biz

  6. Abdulai T.Kargbo

    August 27, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Offload Anderson,welbeck,cleverley,shinji And Javier And Bring Sober Players Like Vidal,blind,de Jong And Allen Then We Will Finish In The Top Four Man U 4 Ever.

  7. Samuel

    August 27, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    All we need is to sell players like Cleverly and Young. Allow januazaj play enof time. Am so hapi we are signing gud players. Up United

  8. silk

    August 28, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Get rid of fellani. Kagawa welback Anderson and loan chicharito young and cleverly . Man u must buy good midfield to help d team plus two defenders time is running out

  9. Gentle

    August 28, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Duo Auturo Vidal and Daley Blind are in my mind.

  10. Flomo Guzeh

    August 28, 2014 at 8:29 am

    We are waiting with an eagle eyes for them let go United Glory Glory Man Utd

  11. BENSON

    August 28, 2014 at 9:07 am

    d united style of play is bad dat is y we need these players and please urgently.

  12. abba maitama

    August 28, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Keep biuldin van gaal

  13. albert heys

    August 28, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    LVG…..please go in for hummels nd rudigier before its late…..anyways keep up wif de duo signings

  14. gitty3

    August 28, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    If chicharito and welbeck is leaving then we need 2 more strikers !

  15. cripsy

    August 28, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    up utd glory glory

  16. TISAN JOHN

    August 28, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    i’m excited bout dis transfers but i want man u to have da best.We shud go for Reus,vidal,nd two oda cb’s.Marcos Rojo shud play left back.januzaj shud be loaned out.man utd shud sell kagawa,hernandez/welbeck cleverly,fellani,anderson and da unnoticed flop smallling

  17. Aliyu musa

    August 28, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    am really happy with LVG dispite the two loss of the matches,i some how believe dat man u are gonna win the epl, and europian cup up man u

  18. Deeni kwanchesky

    August 28, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    up Manchester United you need more players and realize young, Wellback, smalling , ……

  19. Oguh Hyginus John

    August 29, 2014 at 2:19 am

    United new plans to sign in this players will eventually bring the club back to it status quo. the former manager in the person of David Moyes failed to bring in capable and experience new breeds into the club and this eventually cost Man. united her position in the EPL.

  20. amos

    August 29, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    we need two more defenders as Manchester united fun

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