Award-winning Manchester United target: I'm staying at Juventus

Arturo Vidal

Arturo Vidal has expressed no doubts that he’ll remain at Juventus.

The Chilean has become one of Europe’s most sought-after midfielders during his time with the Old Lady since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in July 2011.

Famously having snubbed Bayern Munich in favour of moving to northern Italy, the 26-year-old has been ever-present for Antonio Conte’s side – winners of two straight Serie A titles.

As is always that case these days, Vidal’s brilliant displays for the Bianconeri have drawn the attention of other top clubs around the continent, eager to prise the box-to-box specialist from his current employers.

Yet in December Juventus confirmed that the Colo-Colo youth product had been locked down to a new contract running until 2017 – though such has done little to silence rumours of interest from Manchester United.

He certainly doesn’t lack for confidence and is well aware of his own power, having anointed himself “the best in the world” in his role under Conte in a recent interview.

And Vidal has now confirmed that he has no desire to leave Turin – speaking on stage after being named to Serie A’s best eleven of 2013 at the Gran Gala del Calcio awards on Monday evening.

“I’m happy to have scored 10 goals, thanks to my team-mates who helped me immensely,” he said.

“We’ve won two league titles and now we’re no far front a third. Do we feel like favourites? No, no…

“Am I going to leave? Surely I’ll stay in Turin.”

Talk of United’s interest in Vidal has been pushed aside over the past week as Juan Mata’s move has hogged the limelight, but it looks like any plans have been completely put on ice.

The Chile international has repeatedly stated his commitment to Juventus and such a public statement is certainly a final marker of his intent to carry on with the club that has seen him rise to widespread acclaim over the past two plus years.

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