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Van Gaal has doubts over Vidal's knee - Sampaoli

Updated: Wednesday, 06 Aug 2014 14:03 | Comments

Arturo Vidal's knee is of concern to Manchester United
Arturo Vidal's knee is of concern to Manchester United

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.

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

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

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."

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