Juventus are planning to gazump Arsenal and Liverpool's pursuit of Alexis Sanchez by selling Arturo Vidal to Manchester United, reports in Spain claim.

The Italian giants were already the leading candidates to secure the Barcelona star before the World Cup ahead of the Premier League duo and Manchester United.

The Serie A champions' sporting director Giuseppe Marotta indeed confirmed their interest in the player while Sanchez was also reportedly linked with a return to the Serie A, where he enjoyed a fantastic spell at Udinese before moving to Barcelona.

"We want him. He's a top player who has proven his worth at Barcelona and all the big clubs would be happy to have him in their ranks. I'm not going to hide the fact that Juve would love to have a player like him," Marotta said.

"He's a Barcelona player and he has a valuation. To complete a transfer in modern football it is essential to have the approval of the footballer and managers," added Marotta.

According to those reports, Juventus made a £18m bid to complete his services but Barcelona delayed negotiations with the hope his value will be increased during the World Cup.

And with Sanchez having emerged as one of the best players in Brazil, spearheading Chile's campaign with three goals, Barcelona have increased his valuation to £32m.

However, Spanish newspaper Sport claim Juventus are planning to hijack the Gunners' deal by proposing a double deal which will see Vidal making a move to Old Trafford and then Juve use that money to sign Sanchez.

Furthermore, the double deal could be helped by Chilean agent Fernando Felicevich who currently represents both Sanchez and Vidal.

Should those reports are true, United will not only secure the services of a top midfielder but also will block Arsenal and Liverpool from bolstering their attack.