Arda Turan
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Manchester United are reportedly set to beat Liverpool and Arsenal in signing Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan, according to the Express.

The 27-year-old has a £32m release clause in his contract with the Spanish champions and Liverpool are believed to trigger his buyout clause this summer.

Meanwhile, United are strongly linked with a move for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.

However, the Chilean international has rejected a chance to join the Old Trafford club after hinting that future at the Turin club is uncertain.

With Vidal's latest comments, the Red Devils are planning to shift their focus elsewhere to strengthen their midfield for the new campaign.

Turan is not of the same mould as Vidal, but his addition could bolster Louis van Gaal's side. He is a much cheaper option when compared to the Juventus's player, who is valued to be much higher than the La Liga midfielder.

United were close to sealing a move for Turn last summer. However, the deal did not take shape as their former manager David Moyes chose to sign Marouane Fellaini from Everton.

They could rekindle their interest in the Turkish international's services in the ongoing transfer window.

The Red Devils are willing to pay his buyout clause in order to bring him to Old Trafford. Earlier in May, the player's agent revealed there have been offers from the Premier League clubs for the services of Atletico star.

"Arsenal and Liverpool? A destination in the Premier League would be to the liking of the player and I can confirm there are clubs interested, like the two mentioned," Ahmed Bulut explained.

Should United land Turan, it would be a massive blow to Liverpool and Arsenal as the two clubs were keen on securing a deal for the former Galatasaray midfielder. The addition of the Turkish star would bolster the Red Devils's squad.

United have already signed Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw this summer. Their executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has informed Van Gaal the club is capable of breaking record transfer fee, meaning a move for Turan should not be an issue for Van Gaal's side.