The Chilean midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to United - and that speculation gained pace yesterday after it was revealed that Michael Carrick will miss at least 10 weeks with an ankle injury.

But fresh reports today suggest that Liverpool - flush with the cash from Luis Suarez's sale to Barcelona - are also eyeing the Juventus man.

However, speaking to Chilean radio station ADN Vidal wouldn't rule out a move but claims he is preparing for pre-season as though he will remain at Juventus.

He said: "Right now I'm just working on gaining strength and mobility.