Man United transfers: ‘Louis van Gaal holding up Arturo Vidal’s £47m move’

Man United transfers: Chile head coach Jorge Sampaoli claims Louis van Gaal has concerns about Arturo Vidal's knee injury

Louis van Gaal is holding up Arturo Vidal’s £47m move to Manchester United, according to midfielder’s Chile manager.

The Juventus midfielder has been touted as United’s top summer target in recent weeks as new manager Louis van Gaal looks to address his midfield ahead of the 2014/15 Premier League campaign.

Vidal set a great example at the World Cup in Brazil by playing when he wasn’t in perfect shape

Jorge Sampaoli

Vidal has been one of the driving forces behind Juventus’s recent domination of Serie A, scoring 28 goals and making 17 assists to help the Turin side win three successive top-flight crowns.

However, Chile head coach Jorge Sampaoli claimed that Red Devils manager Van Gaal is to blame for the delay as the 62-year-old has reservations about Vidal’s recent knee injury.

“Manchester United want Vidal, but Van Gaal has some doubts,” Sampaoli told El Mercurio.

“Right now the great obstacle to his $80 million [£47m] transfer from Juventus to Manchester United is over the improvement of Arturo’s knee.

“Vidal set a great example at the World Cup in Brazil by playing when he wasn’t in perfect shape.”

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