Manchester United


Manchester United’s chances of signing Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal were given a huge boost last night after Patrice Evra agreed to move to Turin.

The move seems quite surprising given that Evra just signed a one-year extension to his current contract with United, and is now set to leave Old Trafford for what is being described as a nominal fee and a two-year contract in Italy.

The real significance in the deal could be that it helps pave the way for the Chilean international Vidal to move the other way in what Italian sources in the Daily Express say is part of a £32 million offer for Vidal who new manager Louis van Gaal sees as vital to adding some teeth to United’s midfield.

Having played at United for eight years Evra obviously saw that he was going to be second choice following the arrival of £28 million signing Luke Shaw from Southampton and has opted for regular football in Serie A instead.
United will now be in the market for someone to cover for Shaw at left-back.