Juventus want to keep their star midfielder.
Manchester United’s prime midfield target Arturo Vidal could be a hard man to prise out of Turin as Juventus have declared that the 27-year old is not for sale.
“Vidal is a Juventus player and we have never put him up for sale,” La Bianconeri’s administrator Giuseppe Marotta was quoted by the Mirror.
“A lot of clubs have asked for him but we have never sat down to negotiate. We want to keep him.”
Marotta also stated that Vidal is happy at Juventus and that the Chilean had never asked to leave the club.
Despite the resignation of boss Antonio Conte, the Italian champions are keen on keeping hold of Vidal even with the Red Devils reportedly willing to spend in excess of £40 million for the box-to-box midfielder.
United meanwhile, are looking for a midfielder of the pedigree of Vidal, and this stubborn stance from Juventus comes as a big blow to their hopes of landing a star player this summer.
United’s new boss Louis van Gaal is a big fan of the former Bayer Leverkusen man, but one will have to wait and see whether he can have his wish by the end of this transfer window.
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