Welcome to chapter 164 of the ever more tedious transfer of Arturo Vidal to Manchester United.
The longer this one goes on the more the hope and expectation builds. But it also means that, if the deal does fail, there will be huge disappointment – equivalent to when the Wesley Sneijder deal didn’t come off a couple of years ago.
It is, at once, wise and frustrating that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal isn’t prepared to discuss his targets.
But it is easy to see why Vidal would be one of them. Because Manchester United are in need of a facelift in the midfield and we think that Vidal and Herrera could form a fantastic partnership with Mata just in front.
The Metro now reckons that Javier Hernandez and Marouane Fellaini may go to Juventus in the latest twist in negotiations.
Manchester United’s pursuit of Arturo Vidal could come closer to completion in the coming days with the player’s agent set to meet with Louis van Gaal, according to reports.
And the Italian outlet claim Felicevich will travel north to Manchester to meet with United boss Van Gaal over a deal for Vidal, which could possibly see both Marouane Fellaini and Javier Hernandez moving to Turin in a player-plus-cash transfer.
While we would be sad to see Chicharito leave, if he took The Lampshade with him and it meant getting Vidal, it’s worth it.
Vidal’s agent was spotted in London at The Community Shield on Sunday and it’s not unreasonable to suggest that he may be on his way to negotiations for the player at Manchester United.
But we think the most important thing is that a fee is agreed with the selling club because we would imagine personal terms won’t be an issue.
With the season starting this weekend Louis van Gaal will want his players in place ASAP so we’re hoping at least one player will be signed this week. If Manchester United can get Cuadrado and Vidal in before the season starts it will be happy days.
Manchester United fans: who confident are you that this will happen?