Manchester United are reportedly readying an improved bid to prise away Arturo Vidal from Juventus in the ongoing transfer window.
Goal.com's report states that the Red Devils are preparing a renewed bid of £42.5m, which would see them break the club transfer record for the second time this year if the deal goes through. The situation surrounding the midfielder's future at the Turin club is increasingly unstable following Antonio Conte's departure.
The reigning Serie A champions were believed to be content with the €40m (£31.5m) bid made by the 20-time English champions earlier this month as talks were going on over the transfer.
However, United were given little hope after the Bianconeri director Pavel Nedved claimed that they will only consider selling the Chilean international if a 'high bid' is tabled by his potential suitors.
Louis van Gaal has already admitted that Vidal was on his radar while he was the manager of Bayern Munich and wants to see the 27-year-old on his roster for the upcoming campaign.
Currently on a holiday following Chile's World Cup campaign, the former Bayer Leverkusen star remained coy about his future under recently appointed Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri.
"I don't feel like my time at Juventus is over, although I can't say more right now. When I'm back from Chile, I'll talk to my executives and we'll see what will happen," Vidal explained.
United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has already declared that the former Ajax and Barcelona boss has considerable funds available at his disposal to overhaul his squad.
"We've been working with Louis over several weeks with regards to targets and we're continuing to move forward on some of those targets. We are willing to invest. There is no fixed budget," Woodward told MUTV.
"Financially we are extremely strong and funds are available. Louis is assessing what's going on and there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes, so watch this space," he concluded.
Van Gaal wants to offload fringe players, including Tom Cleverley, Anderson and Marouane Fellaini, from his squad for the upcoming campaign. The 62-year-old has already signed Ander Herrera and wants another midfielder following the injury setback to Michael Carrick.
Meanwhile, United's arch rivals Liverpool are also reportedly looking to make a marquee signing and Vidal's name is believed to be on Brendan Rodgers' list.
The Reds have spent nearly £60m for Rickie Lambert, Emre Can, Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic and have an additional £75m from Luis Suarez's sale to Barcelona.