Manchester United have rekindled their interest in signing Juventus star Arturo Vidal in order to make the club's third signing of this summer, according to the Mirror.
The Red Devils already signed Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao and England international Luke Shaw last month. The Old Trafford outfit are yet to make further additions as their new manager Louis van Gaal took over the reins of the club.
The Chilean international had rejected a chance to join United, despite admitting his future with the Old Lady is still uncertain. However, the Red Devils are hopeful of wrapping up a deal for Vidal this week.
United are preparing a £35m bid and the 27-year-old is set to complete his Old Trafford switch in the coming days. Since Van Gaal took over, the negotiations had broken down between the Premier League giants and the Italian champions for the sale of the midfielder.
Vidal is still a priority target for the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager. United will be without the services of Michael Carrick as the England international will miss the first few months of the season due to an ankle injury he picked up during the training.
The Red Devils could face competition as their arch rivals Liverpool are also linked with a move for Vidal's services and are hopeful to trump United in landing their top summer target.
Meanwhile, Juventus chief Beppe Marotta has reiterated the Serie A club's desire to keep their star midfielder. He admitted that it would be a surprised if Vidal leaves his current employers this summer.
"Absolutely yes. It is a very remote chance, considering what the lad is like, and so I'm not even considering the possibility," Marotta explained.
"The situation around him is typical of the transfer market when several big clubs admire him. Vidal exploded in a fairly unexpected way over the last two years to become one of the most important players in the world."
"He is naturally linked to big clubs, but I'll point out Juventus are a big club too and we intend to hold on tight. I don't get the sensation he wants to leave us," he added.