Manchester United have been told they will have to spend big money in order to land Juventus star Arturo Vidal, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Chilean has been one of the many names linked with a January move to Old Trafford, as David Moyes hopes to strengthen his struggling midfield.

The 26-year-old has often stated his desire to remain with in Turin, but reports from France suggest he may be willing to make the switch to Old Trafford should he be offered an extremely lucrative deal.

Any deal would be viewed as a major coup for Moyes, with Vidal only signing a new contract with the Old Lady last month.

Moyes is set to be a busy man during the January transfer window, with Manchester United being linked with a host of new faces.

Vidal is believed to be amongst other targets that include Everton duo Leighton Baines and Ross Barkely.

Moyes is also understood to be plotting a move for Atletico Madrid playmaker Koke.

The United boss is likely to step up his efforts to sign new players this week, after watching his side crash to a sixth Premier League defeat of the season at the hands of Tottenham yesterday – a result that leaves their hopes of retaining their title in tatters.