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Transfer Balls: Manchester United Sign Arturo Vidal For £7m More Than They Already Paid Juventus

by | 10th, August 2014



TRANSFER Balls: Is Arturo Vidal heading to Manchester United?

Daily Star, August 9:

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Starsport understands opening negotiations have begun towards a deal that would see United pay out a whopping club record £45m fee.

Barelona “star” Alex Song is soon called an “outcast”.

Louis Van Gaal will sign Alex Song from Barcelona if United fail in their move for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal. New reports claim Louis Van Gaal will move for the outcast former Arsenal star if Vidal fails to pass an upcoming medical.

Vidal has to sign and pass that medical.


Daily Star, August 8:

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The news:

Manchester United prepare to make MASSIVE £45m bid to land Arturo Vidal

Boss Louis Van Gaal has instructed United chiefs to secure Vidal’s services – provided he can pass a stringent medical.

Good news for United fans. But only if Vidal can pass the medical…


August 7:

The Chile star, 27, has reportedly agreed a five-year deal to join United which will see him net £182,000-a-week. United now have to put Vidal through a medical and agree a fee with Juventus before snapping him up.

But just in case the medical is failed, the Star had news of two alterntives:


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Alex Song and…

Van Gaal is a thorough planner and he has irons in the fire if the move for Vidal fails. Sources on the continent claim Inter Milan’s Fredy Guarin, 28, and former Manchester City star Nigel De Jong, 29, are in his sights.

Number of “sources” named” nil.

On Augsut 5, the Star had news that Vidal was staying at Juventus:


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Jack Wilson then topped such fine journalistic work by asking:

Vidal is snapped being hugged by his Juventus team-mates at a team meal during their pre-season tour to Indonesia. The picture is accompanied by the message: “I’m happy to stay here! #jakarta” But doubts have been raised over whether the account could actually be FAKE.

Is it? Can you find out before posting the story?

The user is named “vidalofficial”. While Vidal is known to have a verified Twitter account, it’s thought the Instagram user could be an imposter.

Could be…

On Augut 1, Jack Wilson had other news:


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All hail the new Antonio Valencia!

On the same day, Nick Lustig had news:

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Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport report that Vidal has already passed a medical ahead of the mega-money switch to Manchester.

He’s passed the medical!

Such are the facts in the trusty Daily Star…

PS- United already bought Vidal for £40m

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