Arturo Vidal rules out switch from Juventus to Manchester United

The Chilean midfielder has made it clear where his loyalties lie.

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.

Not only did Juventus not want to sell him, but United began to have reservations of their own. Vidal's trick knee had them worried and in the end both parties seemed to agree that right now, no deal would be going ahead.

But if United plan on revisiting the Vidal situation in January they can think again. As the midfielder has bequeathed his future to Juve.

He told Chilean radio this week:

"I feel content and happy here. This is my fourth year here and I feel right at home. Things have gone really well and we are returning to play at the maximum level. I am very happy with our results. There are always transfer rumours but I am calm.

"When a transfer window is about to open there are always reports but I never think about that, I have an agent that takes care of that.

"I'm only thinking about Juventus. I am 100 per cent, giving my all in training in order to become one of the best."

Manchester United are not likely to be too bothered. They have their sights on Kevin Strootman instead and for now they are performing just fine without either.

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