Manchester United have Arturo Vidal in their sights

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Manchester United have a tough task ahead of them. Louis van Gaal needs to rebuild a side that struggled last season under David Moyes, finishing seventh in the Premier League and missing out on European play altogether.

United are perhaps more fortunate than most clubs that hit a brief skid. Their reputation is such that a lack of Champions League play next season is unlikely to dissuade potential signings from coming to Old Trafford. Indeed, they have already signed defender Luke Shaw from Southampton and midfielder Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao.

But the summer’s work is not yet done. United’s next target looks to be Arturo Vidal, who has excelled at Juventus the past three seasons, in each of which the side won the Serie A title. He also impressed in Chile’s World Cup campaign, despite surgery in May keeping him less than 100 percent fit.

However, if Manchester United want to persuade Juventus to sell one of their team’s most valuable players, they will likely have to part with a hefty fee. The most conservative number out there is £40m (~$70m), with some suggesting the fee could reach £62m (~$106m), which seems, shall we say, high.

Yet Juve know the value of Vidal, a central midfielder with an immense workrate who is capable of breaking up play, creating attacks, and finishing shots. As such, in order to convince them sell, United will need to present a very tempting offer.

It’s theorized that Nani could be included as makeweight, helping make up the difference between Juve’s evaluation and United’s cash offer. That might depend on Nani’s ability to fit into Antonio Conte’s system. The Juventus manager almost always fields his side in a 3-5-2 formation, using wingbacks rather than traditional wingers.

But with Juventus determined to make a deeper run in the Champions League while at the same time securing their fourth straight title, it seems unlikely that they’ll want to lose one of the most vital cogs in their system.

Bayern, Germany legend Gerd Muller suffering from Alzheimer’s

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY  01:  Gerd Muller during a media event discussing the Golden Boot comptetition in the FIFA 2010 World Cup held at the adidas Jo'bulani Central in Sandton Convention Centre on July 1, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Dominic Barnardt/Getty Images for adidas)
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Bayern Munich has confirmed that legendary goalscorer Gerd Muller is suffering from Alzheimer’s.

Muller’s 70th birthday is in November, and the club published a statement that no celebrations would be held due to his ongoing treatment.

One of the greatest strikers to ever play the game, Muller scored 525 goals during his 15-years with Bayern, the most in club history. Karl Heinze-Rummenigge is Bayern’s second leading goalscorer with 218 goals.

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Rummenigge currently serves as the club’s director, and spoke about Muller’s legacy.

Gerd Müller is one of the all-time greats of world football. Without his goals, Bayern Munich and German football would not be what it is today.

There will probably never be another goalscorer like Gerd, yet despite all his successes, he was always very humble and reserved, which particularly impressed me.

He was a fantastic team-mate and is a friend. Gerd will always enjoy a place in the Bayern family.

After he ended his playing career, he brought his experience as a coach of youngsters to the club, helping define the likes of world champions Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Müller, and we are also grateful to him for this.

Muller won the Golden Boot at the 1970 World Cup with ten goals, helping West Germany to a third-place finish. That same year he won the Ballon d’Or as the best player in the world, and helped the West German team capture the European Championship in 1972 and the World Cup in 1974.

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He is one of the top scorers in German national team history with 68 goals, second only to Miroslav Klose’s 71. However, Muller reached 68 goals in just 62 caps, while it took Klose 137 appearances to reach his mark. His 14 World Cup goals are third all-time to Klose (16) and Ronaldo (14).

Watch Live: USA looks to stay perfect against Panama

KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 01:  The starting lineup from USA poses prior to the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying match against Canada at Sporting Park on October 1, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The United States U-23 team has gotten off to a great start in Olympic qualifying, winning their opening two matches by a combined score of 9-2.

Already into the semifinals, the U.S. faces Panama tonight in Colorado for a chance to stay perfect in Group A play. The U.S. needs a draw or a win to lock up the top spot in the group.

UPDATE: Due to Canada’s 2-2 draw against Cuba, the U.S. has clinched first place in Group A. 

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One of the keys to the United States’ success has been balance, as the team has nine goals from seven different players. Andreas Herzog’s side has also gotten off to quick starts in both matches, as Jordan Morris scored in the opening minute of play in a 3-1 win over Canada. Against Cuba, the U.S. had a 3-0 lead heading into halftime.

You can watch the match live on NBC Universo, or online by clicking the link below.

Group A — USA vs. Panama

When: 9:30 p.m. ET
Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colorado
Live Stream: Telemundo