United Vidal swoop threatened by knee issue.

Vidal underwent surgery on his right knee in May before returning to help his country reach the last 16 in Brazil.

Meanwhile, Van Gaal has given a significant hint that he is also interested in Fiorentina’s Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado.

Quoted by El Mercurio, a newspaper in Vidal’s homeland, Sampaoli made reference to a potential $80million (around PS47million) deal between Juve and United potentially being jeopardised by the knee issue.

Sampaoli was quoted as saying: “The problem in Vidal’s transfer from Juventus to Manchester United for 80 million dollars is the doubt that Van Gaal has with respect to the improvement of Arturo’s knee.”

MANCHESTER United manager Louis van Gaal has doubts about signing Arturo Vidal due to concerns over the midfielder’s knee, Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli has claimed.

United have been strongly linked this summer with Juventus’ Vidal, the 27-year-old who featured for Chile at the World Cup.

The United manager said: “I cannot talk about Cuadrado, because if I say something about him the price will rise.”

Arturo Vidal is a target |for Manchester United

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