Arturo Vidal
Arturo Vidal Reuters

Manchester United have received a boost in their pursuit of Chilean Arturo Vidal, as Juventus are reportedly willing to part with the player for £24m, according to the Express.

The Red Devils are yet to make a move in the transfer market as new manager Louis van Gaal's complete attention is on the Netherlands team's World Cup campaign.

The Dutch boss has already made it clear that only 'four players' are assured of their starting places in the team.

This has not stopped United from being linked to midfielders from the top European clubs. Bastian Schweinsteiger is a name that has been doing the rounds as van Gaal is keen to add some quality in the midfield.

The Chilean midfielder, currently on World Cup duty, plays for Juventus in the Serie A. He has been in impressive form in their run to the title and finished with 11 goals and five assists in 32 league games last season.

The Italian champions are looking to raise funds to facilitate manager Antonio Conte's summer arrivals and therefore have put Vidal on the market for £24m.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager, who was talking ahead of the World Cup on the Dutch team's opponents in Group B, which includes Chile, spoke of his admiration for the Chilean international.

He was quoted earlier in the summer about how he had tried to sign the player when he was at Bayer Leverkusen but had missed the opportunity.

Meanwhile, Vidal has been talking about Chile's World Cup prospects and how they have an opportunity to knock the defending champions out of the tournament.

Chile won their opening match against Australia, while Spain lost theirs. This means a win for Chile will seal their place in the last 16 and it could spell the end of Spain's World Cup campaign.

"We hope to play well against Spain, take the three points, and if we knock them out that would be great but we didn't come here to knock out Spain, we came here to win the World Cup," Vidal said.

"As world champions, Spain have quality. They have great players who will go onto the field full of rage.

"We're going to push forward looking for the three points. We have our style and we'll keep to it, we'll keep working in the same way and we're not going to change that," the Chile midfielder added.