Manchester United should not give up on Vidal, say Goal readers

The Chilean is highly valued by Juventus and the Italian giants are determined to keep him but almost half of those who voted believe the Red Devils should keep up their pursuit

Arturo Vidal should be Manchester United's top midfield transfer target this summer despite a deal looking increasingly unlikely, according to Goal readers.

Louis van Gaal is an avowed admirer of the Chile international but the player, boss Massimiliano Allegri and chief executive Giuseppe Marotta have all publicly stated that his immediate future lies with Juventus.

Despite this, however, almost half of the readers who voted in our poll (44.7 per cent) believe the 27-year-old should remain at the top of the midfield wish list at Old Trafford.

The second most popular choice - but still a long way behind Vidal - is Borussia Dortmund superstar Marco Reus, who garnered 16.1% of the vote.

Angel Di Maria is third with 15.6%, despite Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain occupying pole position in the race for his signature.

Injured Roma talisman Kevin Strootman was backed by 8.6% of voters, while Everton midfielder James McCarthy got 5% of the voting readers' support.

Some 3.9% think Van Gaal should widen his search for a presence in the centre of the pitch, 3.5% picked William Carvalho of Sporting Lisbon and 2.6% voted for PSV starlet Memphis Depay.


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