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Forget all the bulls**t that's been reported over the last three months, because now Manchester United are planning to start serious talks with Juventus over Arturo Vidal.

There'll be no more messing around, say the Daily Mirror, this time United mean business and Juve are ready to deal at 30 big ones.

'Louis van Gaal has hit the panic button at Manchester United and launched a desperate double bid for Arturo Vidal and Daley Blind,' report the Mirror.

'United have now made him their top target and finally opened serious talks - encouraged by Vidal's admission that he would be interested in moving to Old Trafford.'

There are whispers on Twitter that Vidal could be done by the weekend, so watch this space.

Liverpool are the latest club to linked with Alex Song after the former Arsenal midfielder was deemed surplus to requirements at Barcelona.

According to the Metro (via El Mundo Deportivo), the Reds are hoping to secure a loan deal for the midfielder.

'Arsenal and Marseille have also made approaches for the out of favour player, but Liverpool are keen to add to their midfield options, and Song is the priority,' report the Metro.

'Barca are thought to be desperate for a permanent deal for about £10million, but Liverpool are keen on a loan first, with a view to a permanent switch next summer.'

Oh, look! Another Billy Carvalho story. It's not as though we haven't read enough of those this summer.

The latest on the Sporting Lisbon midfielder is that Manchester United have joined Arsenal in the race to capture his signature before Monday's transfer deadline.

According to The Telegraph, United will offer £24m for the 22-year-old, who also featured on David Moyes' shortlist during his brief reign at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile: 'After witnessing his team's Capital One Cup humiliation against MK Dons on Tuesday, Van Gaal has also instructed Woodward to find buyers for the likes of Javier Hernández, Anderson and Shinji Kagawa before close of business at 11pm Monday.'

It looks set to be a busy few days.

Fernando Torres is prepared to end his Chelsea nightmare by joining AC Milan...Hull are closing in on a club-record £10million move for Palermo and Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez...Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino ran a personal check on Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck at MK Dons on Tuesday night...Xabi Alonso is on the verge of joining Bayern Munich from Real Madrid for around £5million...Louis van Gaal's defensive concerns could deepen after it emerged that the Premier League are yet to sign off on Marcos Rojo's transfer, partly because of Sporting Lisbon's involvement with funding group Doyen...Neil Warnock made an unexpected return as Crystal Palace boss on Wednesday and is poised to bring Wilfried Zaha with him...

Leicester City have had a £7million bid accepted for Wigan midfielder James McArthur and have offered £5m for Lokomotiv Moscow striker Dame N'Doye...Celtic were last night trying to force through a £2.2million deal for Stefan Scepovic...Torino left out Alessio Cerci for tonight's Europa League squad, adding to speculation that he could be on his way out this summer. The Premier League looks a likely destination for the 27-year-old, who has a price-tag of £15m, with Arsenal, Everton and Manchester United all credited with an interest...Sunderland have offered £6 million for Virgil van Dijk after Toby Alderweireld rejected a move to the Wearside club.

I'd take De Jong, Blind and Vlaar. It's a step-up from Fletch (God bless his knees), Ashley-bleeding-Young and any of Evans/Jones/Smalling/Blackett.
- yemensoul

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