Arturo Vidal could be wearing Arsenal colours next season. [Picture: Getty]
Arsenal are now in pole position to complete the signing of one of Arsene Wenger’s most important summer target.
The Gunners can now swoop in for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal this summer according to reports in Spain.
According to popular Spanish media outlet Marca, Arsenal have been cleared to complete the signing of Chilean star Vidal, as contenders for his signature Real Madrid are thought to have pulled out of the race to land the talented midfielder.
The Gunners have been handed a further boost also, with the report also claiming the midfielder’s agent has held talks with Arsenal, and Juventus believed to be considering letting him go for £28.5million.
The 28-year-old, who is currently in action at the Copa America with Chile, was on the radar of the Spanish giants, but they have now dropped their interest in signing him.
Madrid had been previously keen on his signature, but have been put off by the Chilean’s behaviour at the Copa America where he is alleged to have crashed his car under the influence of alcohol.
Arsene Wenger on the other hand, has given no indication that he will give up on chasing his signature.