The midfielder is apparently keen to move to Old Trafford but, even though a deal is seemingly possible, United are prepared to back out.
The Daily Mail reported Tuesday that even though Juventus are ready to sell the Chile midfielder and had hoped to agree a deal worth £32million with the Old Trafford club, van Gaal has pulled the plug on the deal.
The 27-year-old is well regarded and came back from injury to impress in the World Cup, however, United have decided he is not for them.
Vidal’s agent Fernando Felicevich was in London concluding business with Arsenal for his other client Alexis Sanchez and was understood to be due to hold talks with United over a proposed transfer.
Vidal is currently on holiday after competing at the World Cup in Brazil for his country, and when quizzed by Chilean newspaper La Tercera over whether he would be joining United, he said: “I’ve heard about the rumours, but I haven’t spoken more about this subject.
“I’m enjoying my holidays, and when I return to Italy I’ll see what happens. Anyone would like to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world.”
Italian newspaper reports on Monday even claimed a deal had been agreed between the two clubs but that will not be the case as United consider other options.
United’s valuation of the player is understood to be several million less than that of the Italian side and the Old Trafford club will not pay over the odds, despite new manager Van Gaal identifying Vidal as one of his leading targets to strengthen his midfield.