Arturo Vidal
Arturo VidalReuters

Manchester United have reportedly held talks with Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal's camp over a potential transfer to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.

The Daily Mail reports the Chilean international is incoming manager Louis van Gaal's top midfield target. United are yet to make a formal approach with the Serie A winners over the availability of the midfielder.

However, the Red Devils have started tentative talks with Juventus to understand if they are open to letting Vidal leave the Turin club. In addition to this, United have made contact with the Chilean's camp and the outcome suggests the player is willing to join Van Gaal at Old Trafford.

Juventus value Vidal in the region of £40m and United are ready to meet the player's asking price. The Red Devils are hoping to include their winger Nani as a part of the swap deal in convincing the Italian champions to let their star player leave the Serie A outfit.

It is believed that a bid of £30m plus Nani would be sufficient for United to bring Vidal to Old Trafford. The Portuguese international has already confirmed his future with his current employers is uncertain, which could see him join Juventus this summer.

Antonio Conte's side are also keen on signing United defender Patrice Evra, who recently signed a one-year extension. However, the Red Devils are not interested in letting the player leave Old Trafford, despite signing Luke Shaw from Southampton.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Nani will play a vital role in United's pursuit of signing Vidal from Juventus. The Chilean midfielder had an impressive campaign in the World Cup as they were knocked out of the tournament by host nation Brazil in the last 16 of the tournament.

Van Gaal is an admirer of Vidal and he earlier revealed that he tried to sign the midfielder for his former club Bayern Munich, while the Chilean was at Bayer Leverkusen.

Should United fail to land Vidal, Van Gaal will then shift his attention in signing his countryman and AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong.