Manchester United opened talks with the agent of Barcelona midfielder

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Manchester United have reportedly opened discussions with the agent of Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal over a possible January transfer.

The Chile international forward has not played much for Barca this campaign and is growing frustrated with his situation, according to FC Inter News, as translated by the Daily Mirror.

The report explains that Man Utd and Inter Milan seem to be the leading teams in the running for Vidal’s put pen to paper and that he could move for around £13million this winter, with the Premier League giants already contacting his agent Fernando Felicevich about a possible agreement.

It remains to be seen who will win the race for Arturo Vidal’s signature, but it’s suggested in the report that he could be keen on a reunion with his former manager Antonio Conte at Inter.

United, however, will surely be hoping they can persuade the 32-year-old to choose a move to Old Trafford instead, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer badly in need of more quality in that defensive midfield position.

Despite Vidal looking somewhat past his best, he still seems like he could be an upgrade on the likes of Fred and Nemanja Matic, who have been well below par for MUFC for some time now.

Vidal has plenty of experience in several top leagues, having won four Serie A titles, three Bundesliga titles and one La Liga title, among other domestic honours.

Even if only a short-term fix at Manchester United, Arturo Vidal could be a bargain signing for the reported fee of £13m and give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a much-needed lift in the second half of the season.