Manchester United Vidal impact as Juventus general manager speaks out

Arturo Vidal

Manchester United's chance to sign Arturo Vidal has been discussed by Juventus' general manager.

Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal appears less likely to move to Manchester United after Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta spoke out on his future.

He told reporters ahead of a Juventus friendly on Wednesday afternoon: "Vidal's knee is now functioning, he is a squad player and was never put on the market.

"We have reiterated many times that it is not on the market, there has been no any offers. Then understand that there are clichés from the media point of view, so we talk about Bayern and Manchester United, but the facts are different.

"Renewal (was) made in the middle of last season, has consolidated the partnership between the parties, and there is every reason why Vidal remains."

There is hope, however, as Juventus have never really had to make a decision, as they say, due to the lack of a bid from any club.

If United were to wave a big cheque for £50 million in front of them, and the player became difficult - there still remains a chance they can force a deal through - they just need to begin to make an effort.

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