Juventus manager Antonio Conte has left the club by mutual consent this evening in a surprising move that places serious question marks over the future of Arturo Vidal.
Gazzetta dello Sport has now claimed that Manchester United returned to Juventus with an increased offer of €44m for the Chilean midfielder and have agreed terms for his transfer in what are some very bold claims.
Conte’s departure by mutual consent comes as a surprise given that he led Juventus to three consecutive Serie A titles and is considered one of the best upcoming managers in European football but there were always going to be question marks about his future if Vidal or Pogba were to leave this summer, something which his departure could now prelude.
Following Andy Mitten’s updates on the Vidal situation earlier today which filled United fans with some confidence that a deal for Vidal was on the cards, Conte leaving Juventus gives more strength to the growing rumours he is on his way to Old Trafford.
We’ll be taking a look into the reasons behind Conte’s departure in more detail later on for some more context on the situation and given that he previously intimated he would quit Juventus if Vidal was ever sold, there’s every chance that could be a contributing factor.