Juventus star and Manchester United target Arturo Vidal’s Twitter message

Arturo Vidal

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal took to Twitter to back Sergio Jadue to remain as the president of the Asociacion Nacional de Futbol Profesional (ANFP).

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal is the subject of intense speculation at the moment, with Manchester United believed to be keen on signing him before Monday's deadline.

However, the 27-year-old, who could cost the Red Devils as much as €50 million (£40m), is not aloof of matters back in his native Chile, where the future of the president of the Asociacion Nacional de Futbol Profesional (ANFP) Sergio Jadue has been the topic of recent discussions.

Jadue looks set to be re-elected as the head of the ANFP, as no fewer than 29 clubs have confirmed their support to the Chilean.

On Thursday, Vidal publicly gave his backing to Jadue to remain in his seat at the ANFP by posting the following message on Twitter: ‘Good to see Chilean football come together to support the president... we will continue to grow!!! #Jadue’.

Vidal’s public backing will certainly come as a huge boost to Jadue’s chances of winning the election in November, especially as no one has yet come forward and decided to run against him.

United target Vidal is an iconic football figure in Chile and is one of the best players in the world. Although his future still remains unclear, the former Bayer Leverkusen star does not seem to be too concerned by it.

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