Juventus CEO confirms Manchester United target Arturo Vidal will not leave

Arturo Vidal Chile

Arturo Vidal was linked with a move to Manchester United all summer.

Manchester United were the biggest movers in the Transfer Market this summer spending a heap of cash on the likes of Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao. But even with these incomings it is believed that the club missed out on some targets this summer - namely Arturo Vidal of Juventus.

The Chilean was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer, with a reported fee of £34 million being mooted in some circles.

United were reportedly looking for some extra dynamism in the heart of their midfield this campaign, with Vidal the perfect option to complete such a role. However, as time went by it became apparent that Vidal was heading nowhere. At one point he looked like he might be on his way, but with days to go before the window closed it was confirmed in Italy that Vidal was not going to leave the club.

Since then reports have continued over the subject of Vidal. His apparent drop in form, injury worries and off the field lifestyle has certainly given Juventus some cause for concern.

However they have always maintained he will be going nowhere, including United. Now, the club CEO Beppe Marotta has made it clear that Vidal was never going and won't be on his way any time soon.

He told Tuttosport in a lengthy interview that both Vidal, and former Manchester United man Paul Pogba, were at Juventus to stay:

"We did not want to give the Chilean to United, period. Then the agent Fernando Felicevich relations are good. He differs from Raiola ? Let's say you approach a bit different treatment to his clients on a human level. With Pogba we have just renewed his contract. He took very little and we increased his salary. It always depends on the player if Pogba and Vidal will be happy to stay, we will keep them."

Manchester United are believed to have moved on from Vidal anyway - with AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman now believed to be their number one midfield target.

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