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Manchester United are preparing a bid in signing Arsenal summer target Arturo Vidal this summer, according to the Metro.

The Juventus midfielder played a key role in the Turin club's title winning campaign in the last two seasons. His form has attracted interest from top clubs across Europe and England. The Gunners were keen on landing the Chilean international, while Real Madrid also reportedly registered their interest in him.

The report claims the Red Devils are looking to bring Vidal to the Premier League and trump Arsenal for the tackling midfielder. United's incoming manager Louis van Gaal wants the Old Trafford club to prepare a lucrative offer to tempt the Chilean to leave Juventus in the summer transfer window.

United are set to offer £230,000-a-week in order to land Vidal as he is the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager's priority summer target. The Red Devils have already secured a deal from Ander Herrera as the Spaniard completed his move on Thursday from Athletic Bilbao.

Van Gaal now wants to further strengthen United's midfield by signing Vidal in the summer transfer window. However, the same report claims the South American midfielder needs Champions League football, which will not be possible for Old Trafford next season.

However, United are confident that better personal terms could tempt him to change his mind in making a switch to England. Any move from the former Premier League champions would see them face competition from the Gunners.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has already confirmed his side's interest in adding Vidal to the north London club's squad.

"Vidal is one of the best midfielders in the world. He has everything. Incredible stamina, perfect timing. He's a marathon athlete who plays football," Wenger said.

Vidal was part of Chile's starting line-up which got knocked out of the World Cup when Brazil managed to win the Round of 16 tie on penalties. With the midfielder's national side out of the summer event, the Premier League clubs could make an approach for the Chilean's services.