Juventus have earmarked Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin as their replacement for Manchester United target Arturo Vidal - but have sent the Premier League giants an ultimatum to close the deal in the next 24 hours or forget about the Chilean international, reports in Italy claim.
Following the arrivals of both Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw earlier in the summer, United manager Louis van Gaal is reportedly planning to complete his summer overhaul with the Juventus midfielder, a centre-back and a winger.
Recent reports in England claimed United were ready to break the bank with a £48m bid while earlier this week, Chilean newspaper La Tercera reported they were considering securing a cut-price deal by offering £40m and including Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez as part of the deal.
Vidal, 27, is believed to have already agreed personal terms on a five-year-deal worth around £180,000 per week to move to Old Trafford, with his agent Fernando Felicevich reportedly having used his recent trip to London for the Community Shield match to meet with Van Gaal and pave the way to his move to United.
Italian newspaper Il Corriere Dello Sport report Juventus are preparing for life without Vidal as they have targeted Inter Milan's Guarin as his replacement, while Tottenham are also fighting for the Colombian international's services.
However, the same newspaper claimed the Serie A giants are yet to receive any formal approach from United and should the Premier League giants not make an offer in the next 24 hours, they are ready to keep Vidal at the club.
Meanwhile, the midfielder remains out of action from the Serie A giants' pre-season due to his lack of fitness but recently fuelled rumours of his potential move to Old Trafford after being pictured signing a United shirt during a friendly against an A-League All Stars side in Sydney.