Arturo Vidal
Arturo VidalReuters

Manchester United have reportedly agreed a lucrative five-year deal with Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.

According to the Express, the Red Devils have spoken and agreed terms with the player, but are yet to negotiate a fee with the Serie A champions.

The Vidal to United saga has rumbled on all through the summer and as it stands, the Old Trafford outfit seems to be winning the race to land their number one target before the summer transfer window closes on Monday evening.

Louis van Gaal, who has been moving slow in the transfer market, has gone into overdrive this week. United recently announced a British record £59.7m transfer of Angel di Maria from Real Madrid and are now hoping to complete the move for the Chilean.

It is believed that Vidal's agent Fernando Felicevich was in Manchester on Tuesday to discuss personal terms with the club and it is claimed that Vidal will put pen to paper on a five-year deal worth £182,000-a-week.

However, Juventus are yet to accept the £34m bid made by United and Vidal is believed to be making a plea towards his current employers to let him join the Premier League club.

The Manchester club could also use players in the deal to tempt the Italian champions after manager Masimilliano Allegri was credited with interest in United's Mexican striker Javier Hernandez.

Juventus are also looking to beat Real Madrid to land AS Monaco forward Radamel Falcao, who will reportedly cost £20m for a season long loan deal and the funds raised through Vidal's sale, could be used to good effect.

Meanwhile, Van Gaal is also targeting further defensive signings following a disappointing loss to League One side MK Dons in the Capital One Cup, and is said to be closing in on Ajax player Daley Blind.