Manchester United transfer target Arturo Vidal has taken to social networking site Twitter to explain his current status at the club.
The Chilean international was long linked with a move to the Red Devils during the summer following a number of top performances for Juventus and Chile over the past 12 months.
The departure of popular Italian coach Antonio Conte increased speculation further, but a potential move to the United and Premier League failed to materialise.
Perhaps partly due to a disruptive pre-season amid the speculation, the 27-year-old has struggled to regain his top form from last season and was dropped for Juve’s clash with Sassuolo yesterday.
Rumours in the Italian press then began to spread of a club fine and an occurrence of a previous knee injury which required surgery, prompting Vidal to take action.
Reported the Sky Sports Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the long-standing United target was quoted as posting the following statement:
“Regarding the information given by the media in the last few days, I would like to say a few things. My relationship with Juventus is very good. My teammates, the technical staff, and the directors, they all believe in me and vice-versa.”
“Juventus didn’t fine me, this information is wrong and misinterpreted. My knee is ok, with some training I’ll get back on shape, because I need to fully recover after the surgery. I couldn’t train with the team at the beginning of the season.”
“I am committed to my club and to the national team. I hope to win something this season with both of them, I hope these words will be correctly reported. People who lie will keep doing that and I can prevent them from doing it. Big hugs, Arturo.”