Manchester United See €38m Vidal Bid Rejected

By on September 1, 2014

Transfer deadline day has arrived and managers are desperately trying to tie-up those last minute deals, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Man Utd fail with a bid for Arturo Vidal.

Manchester United look set to miss out on Arturo Vidal after Juventus rejected a €38m (£30m) bid for the Chilean international midfielder, according to reports.

United have been strongly linked with Vidal all summer with reports previously claiming that the Red Devils had been deep in negotiations with Juventus over a possible deal for the 27-year-old, but had so far baulked at the Italians €43m (£37m) valuation.

However, after weeks of speculation, the Daily Mail claim United finally tabled a formal bid worth €38m (£30m) on Friday afternoon but it was swiftly rejected by Juve as they felt it didn’t leave them enough time to find a replacement.

The newspaper states that the Serie A champions had previously informed United that any deal had to be concluded by August 15th to give them adequate time to source a replacement, so it seems they have stuck to their guns and spurned the Premier League giants late attempts to lure to Chilean to Old Trafford.

If true, it will come as a major blow to Louis van Gaal as the Dutchman had earmarked Vidal as the midfield powerhouse to compliment the array of attacking talent he’s got at his disposal.

United are on the verge of sealing a sensational season long loan deal for Radamel Falcao and he quickly follows Angel Di Maria in making the move to Old Trafford after the Argentinean joined from Real Madrid last week.

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With defensive talents like Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Daley Blind also brought in this summer, all that was missing was a dominant midfielder to offer United with some physicality in the middle of the park and Vidal would have been the ideal addition, but it looks like van Gaal is going to have to look elsewhere as Juventus insist the player won’t be sold this late in the window.

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2 Comments

  1. Romano

    September 1, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Is this really news to anybody?

  2. Drewan Danehal

    September 1, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    I assume that RvP is going to have that long awaited knee op. Its a lot of money but securing a loan deal for Falcao with an option to buy for 4 years on the final day of the window is a stroke of absolute genius! If RvP doesnt recover we exercise the option to buy Falcao, if he does we dont. If RvP makes a quick recovery then Van Gaal could stick Rooney in the LMF role in a 4-4-2 with Herrera RMF and di Maria AMF at the top of the diamond behind Falcao and RvP. Carrick/Fletcher as the holding midielder…….or in a 4-3-3 put Rooney in the box to box CM position with Carrick holding and Herrera performing a similar role to Rooney with Valencia playing a more disciplined defensive role when required. Mata, Carrick and Januzaj could well struggle for games though and what will happen to Fellaini and Anderson? Rojo and Blind are both versatile and Van Gaal does love having options to switch play and tweak formations without having to use up substitutions…something beyond Ferguson’s limited tactical nous but I still think even lower budget players such as de Jong and Shawcross would have been far more effective first choice options at CB and DM. The mixture of top drawer world class attacking players where we perhaps werent so needy, and cheap, versatile options is curious;
    Falcao and di Maria are world class but are Rojo and Blind really more useful to Van Gaal than Guaray, Hummels, Mangala, Miranda, Shawcross and Benatia (c/b) and Vidal, Guarin, Turan, Carvalho and de Jong would have been?….surely not all of these players were beyond United’s reach? Apart from Vidal, did we make a serious bid for any of those players…if not, why not? One each of any of those defenders and midfielders would have made far more sense imho. Van Gaal has moved on a lot of players but if anything the squad is as unbalanced now as it was before in terms of the incredible embaressment of riches in attacking talent and the gaping holes in midfield and defence. Unless those deficiences are addressed many of those forward players could become redundant.

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