Are Manchester United about to bag their £47million man?

There has been one name that has been on every Manchester United’s fans lips this transfer window, that of Arturo Vidal. A name that now seems to be getting closer, as multiple media and respected outlets are stating that Manchester United are close to agreeing a £47million fee with Juventus.

Some reports even state that the player has already completed a medical and agreed person terms, paving the way for his move to Old Trafford.

BBC and the Metro, reported this morning that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is keen to get the Arturo Vidal done and dusted as soon as possible, especially now that Michael Carrick is set to miss the first 12-weeks of the Premier League season. Midfield is the area of the squad that fans have been crying out for a fix for years, Vidal could be the answer to that fix.

Arturo Vidal is set to earn anything up to £250,000-a-week if the transfer does eventually get completed. Manchester United themselves have not commented on such activity and refuse to state whether a formal bid has been made or not.

We’ll keep a close eye on what is going on this transfer window, but from the reaction of United fans on social media, much excitement is surrounding the Vidal to Manchester deal.