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Manchester United have been boosted in their ongoing pursuit of signing Arturo Vidal as Juventus are considering a move for Tottenham Hotspur midfield Paulinho as a replacement for the Chilean star.

The Red Devils have set their sights on Juventus' star midfielder and are keen on sealing Vidal's services in the ongoing transfer window. The Telegraph claims Juventus are willing to let their star player join United in the summer transfer window.

Incoming Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has long been interested in the Chilean international. The Dutchman tried to sign Vidal for Bayern Munich, while the midfielder was at Bayer Leverkusen.

Van Gaal is still keen on securing a deal for Vidal and talks between the player's camp and United officials took place this week. The Italian champions are believed to be losing their star player this summer.

The deal for United could see them cough up around £32m for Vidal's signature, which will see the Old Trafford club allow their defender Patrice Evra move in the opposite direction.

Juventus are looking for a replacement for Vidal and have set their sights on Paulinho to strengthen their midfield. The Brazilian international has struggled in his debut season at the north London club and without Champions League, he could leave the Spurs.

The Serie A outfit are preparing a £20m bid for securing Paulinho's services and Juventus remain confident their bid would be accepted by the White Hart Lane club. However, the Spurs chairman Daniel Levy rates his midfielder highly and is looking for £25m to allow his player to leave.

Juventus manager Antonio Conte is a fan of Paulinho and wants to add the Brazilian to his side's midfield. They have won the Serie A in the last three seasons and the chance to win the title could tempt the 25-year-old to leave his current employers in the ongoing window.

Should the report be true, it will be a blow for the Spurs as Paulinho's potential arrival at Juventus will make way for United in capturing Vidal.