PHOTO: Arturo Vidal training with Juventus teammates ahead of season-opener

Manchester United target Arturo Vidal trained with his Juventus teammates on Monday ahead of their Serie A clash against Chievo at the weekend.

Juventus have said time and time again that Arturo Vidal is not for sale, but reports of Manchester United making a late swoop in the summer transfer window persist.

There is still time for the Red Devils to make a move, cough up €50 million (£40m) and sign the star midfielder, but it is looking as if the Premier League giants have left it too late.

The 2014-15 Serie A campaign gets underway on Saturday with Juventus playing in the first match. The Italian champions will take on Chievo in Verona, and Vidal is likely to feature in the contest.

The Chile international has recovered from the knee injury that troubled him at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and made his first pre-season appearance at the weekend.

Vidal played the 45-minute match against AC Milan in the Tim Trophy on Saturday and did not suffer any more injuries (click here to read more).

The former Bayer Leverkusen star also trained with the rest of his teammates on Monday, as Juventus stepped up their preparations for the new season.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri conducted a double session on Monday, with the players taking part in various fitness drills. Everything seemed to go well for the Italian tactician, who replaced Antonio Conte as the Bianconeri boss last month.

Vidal does not seem to be affected by the persistent reports of him leaving for United and appears to be training normally. For a world-class player like him, it is only natural that he remains focused on giving his best on the football pitch.

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