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Arsenal To Make €30m Bid For World Class Midfielder – Report
According to the Metro, Arsenal are ready to table a €30m offer for Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez is trying to persuade his compatriot to join him in North London.
Arsenal were strongly linked with a move for Vidal about a month ago with reports in the newspapers suggesting that we held talks with his agent after the FA Cup final last month.
Vidal’s representative, Fernando Felicevich, is also the agent of Alexis Sanchez and it’s claimed we took the opportunity to hold face-to-face talks about a deal for the Juventus ace after the game at Wembley.
The speculation has since died down in recent weeks while Vidal has been away at the Copa America helping Chile into the semi-finals.
However, the rumours are circulating again today with the Metro citing reports coming out of Spain that claim Arsenal are ready to test Juve’s resolve with a €30m (£21.3m) offer for Vidal’s services.
The newspaper states that Sanchez has convinced the 28-year-old to join him in North London and Vidal is now supposedly keen on making the move to Arsenal.
Who knows how much truth there is behind this report but obviously Vidal would be an excellent signing if we could somehow pull it off. He’s a winner, has vast experience and is a genuine world class midfielder.
I’d be surprised if Juve were to accept as little as £21.3m but it wouldn’t be a bad opening bid to test the water. I’d guess it would take at least £30m (€42m) for the Italians to cash-in.
Either way, Vidal is unlikely to discuss his future until after the Copa America so we’ll probably have to wait at least another week for any real developments.