Liverpool-linked Arturo Vidal wants to stay at Juventus for remainder of career

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Champions League finalist Arturo Vidal has dismissed reports suggesting there is any chance of him leaving Juventus to join Liverpool this summer.

There was constant speculation last summer regarding the possibility of Arturo Vidal leaving Juventus to join Manchester United, per Sky Sports, but the Chilean powerhouse has moved to quash any suggestion of a summer move to Liverpool, per the Metro, before the season has even ended.

Vidal, who has been a key figure in Juventus winning their fourth consecutive Serie A title and in their run to the Champions League final, is one of the hottest properties in European football.

He is the archetypal box-to-box midfielder, who can play behind the striker or in a deeper position and would be a success wherever he goes.

After getting over his knee injury problems, Vidal has been in exceptional form for Juventus this season, scoring seven times from the centre of the park.

But the 28-year-old has denied any reports that he will leave Juve this summer, stating that he “could stay in Turin for his whole life.”

“Turin feels like home,” Vidal told the Daily Mail. “The people are very warm and passionate, very Latin, similar to in Chile. They say hello when I walk down the street.

“I could stay in Turin for my whole life, for my family and for the people who love me. Of course, Juve are also one of the best teams in the world. It's really difficult to change club when you're this happy. This squad is spectacular and after the Scudetto we want to win the Champions League.”

But who can blame Vidal? The answer is nobody. Why would he leave Juventus, who are still competing in all the competitions they entered, to move to Liverpool, who appear to be on a downward spiral.

After losing Luis Suarez last summer, long-term captain and club legend Steven Gerrard is now moving to MLS, while their star youngster Raheem Sterling is about to turn down a lucrative contract offer to force a move away from Anfield, per Sky Sports.

With Liverpool unlikely to be challenging for titles anytime soon and not in the Champions League at all, there is no reason for Vidal to want to join the club.

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