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Transfer Balls: Manchester United Pay £40m For Artuo Vidal And Line Up Joao Moutinho Instead

by | 1st, September 2014

TRANSFER Balls loves a story that nags and nags. All summer long Manchester United have been linked with a move for Juventus’ captain Arturo Vidal.

On July 14, the Daily Mail said Manchester United would not buy Vidal.

 

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But there were tabloid “hints” that Vidal wanted to play for United.

On July 5, the very important sounding International Business Times said United had bought Vidal for £40m.

 

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The Metro told readers in July:

Arsenal are reportedly preparing a £44m offer for Juventus powerhouse Arturo Vidal as Arsene Wenger looks to beef up his midfield options… Manchester United are known to be big admirers of the 27-year-old, but he has made it clear he wouldn’t sign for a club that is not playing in the Champions League.

That was followed by the Star’s  news that – yep – Vidal was a Manchester United player.

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Today – DEADLINE DAY – the Mail tells us that Manchester United always wasnted Vidal but have failed to land him for £30m.

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The Metro – owned by the Mail’s owners – says Manchester United are now ofering nearly £40m for the player.

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No, says the Express, it’s Joao Moutinho Manchester United want.

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That “massive clue”?

There isn’t one. It exsits only in the headline.

More balls to follow…



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