Manchester United are preparing a lucrative deal in signing Juventus star Arturo Vidal in January, according to the Mirror.
The 26-year-old has been a key player for Antonio Conte's side last term and helped the Turin club in winning the Serie A the previous season. The Chilean international has continued his form in the current campaign, scoring seven goals and managing four assists in 17 league appearances.
Vidal signed a contract extension in December and his new deal will see the Italian champions keep him till 2017. The midfielder has long expressed his interest to continue with Juventus as he's not looking for a move away from the club.
However, the report claims that David Moyes would be willing to break the bank to persuade the midfielder to sign for the Old Trafford outfit. United are willing to give the Chilean a hefty pay rise to join the Premier League champions.
United are hopeful that a better personal deal will help them bring Vidal to England in the winter transfer window. The Mirror reports the former Everton manger is expected to have a busy transfer as Moyes looks to bolster his squad for the second half of the season.
Meanwhile, Vidal could still make a move away from Juventus after admitting that he would consider a move to Real Madrid in the future.
"Real are a good side with great players. It would be nice, but we'll have to see what happens in the future," Vidal explained.
Should Moyes manage to land Vidal in January, his addition is likely to bolster United's midfield. However, he is cup tied and will not be able to feature in the Champions League after plying his trade with Juventus in the European competition.
The Scot claims United's "small mistakes" saw them suffer a defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The 1-2 defeat to Spurs has seen the English champions sit seventh in the league table with 34 points, trailing leaders Arsenal by 11 points.
"We got done on the counter-attack for a couple of goals and made a couple of mistakes. But I thought the team played very well today. All you can do is play well and then hopefully you take your opportunities when they come and you don't make small mistakes," Moyes told United's official website.