The World Cup seems to have put a stop on many transfers as the market is yet to really get going.
But, indirectly, the transfer of Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea might just get things moving in other areas too.
Regular readers of soccersweep will know that we think Real Madrid will add a central midfielder and probably a striker this summer.
If they can’t get Suarez then they may opt for a young player with potential and concentrate on bringing in a real midfield personality.
We have been speculating for a number of weeks now on who that midfielder might be and one of the contenders has to be Arturo Vidal of Juventus.
He’s only just signed a new contract at Juventus and seems happy enough in Italy – but rumours persist that he will make a big move this summer.
Indeed, Real Madrid are favourites with English bookmakers Bet Victor to sign the player this summer at odds of 11/4.
Vidal is one of those rare midfielders who seems to have a little bit of everything – a complete midfielder if you like.
He’s not just a goalscoring midfielder (28 in 95 league games for Juventus) but also a box to box player who can perform just as well in the holding role as he would as a creative force. At 27 he’s right on top of his game.
It will be fascinating to see him play at the World Cup for dark horses Chile.
Let’s see him in action. Real Madrid fans: would Vidal be your number one choice for the midfield?Follow @soccersweep10