According to reports, the Gunners are set smash their record transfer fee and offer Juventus £44m for the Chilean midfielder.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen to strengthen his midfield this summer and has made Vidal one of main summer transfer targets.

Vidal, 27, has impressed a host of European clubs since joining Juventus in 2011 from Bayer Leverkusen.

Vidal, who is currently playing at the World Cup Chile, is a box to box midfielder capable of assisting his team-mates in attack and defence and is exactly the type of player that Arsenal fans have been urging Wenger to sign.

The news of Arsenal's interest of in Vidal comes a day after Gunners boss Arsene Wenger praised the Juve star whilst doing punditry work for French television.