Manchester United target Vidal comments on his status at Juventus

Arturo Vidal Chile

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has long been linked with a move to Manchester United.

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.”

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