Vidal confirms he's ready to return to action

Arturo Vidal with Juventus Squad

The Juventus midfielder and Manchester United target has confirmed his return to fitness.

Arturo Vidal has confirmed his return to fitness ahead of Juventus's pre-season tournament the Trofeo TIM.

The tournament involves the Serie A champions and Inter Milan, as well as a third side Sassuolo.

And Vidal, who had previously been out with a knee injury, has declared that he is ready to take part in the competition on Saturday, posting a message on Twitter that translates as:

"I'm ready to play Saturday in the Trofeo TIM."

The Chilean's message adheres to earlier comments from Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta.

"Vidal's knee is now functioning, he is a squad player and was never put on the market," he said.

"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."

However, Football Italia have reported that Vidal was seen with an ice pack around his knee earlier today, suggesting his injury troubles may not be over just yet.

Manchester United have continuously been linked with a move for the 27-year-old this summer.

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