Van Gaal reveals midfielder interest

Last Updated: Sat, 07 Jun 2014 11:33
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Louis Van Gaal has revealed that he is a fan of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and attempted to sign him for Bayern Munich in 2011.

The Netherlands boss, who takes over at Manchester United after the World Cup, was answering a question about potential dangermen in the Chile squad - who Holland face in their decisive Group C match in Brazil.

Van Gaal admitted that he tried to sign Vidal three years ago when he was at Bayer Leverkusen, but the midfielder opted for the Bianconeri instead.

"Chile have very dangerous players," he told reporters. "I always wanted to buy Vidal when he was at Bayer Leverkusen but he went to Juventus.

"I like a lot of Chile players and they always play an attacking style. It will be difficult for the Netherlands but we have confidence in the three games we have to play."

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for the 27-year-old this summer with Sir Alex Ferguson believed to have spoken to Juventus officials about Vidal at the UEFA Cup Final.

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