Arturo Vidal to Manchester United: Midfielder would 'happily stay' at Juventus

Chilean midfielder heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford

Tom Sheen@Tom_Sheen
Wednesday 16 July 2014 14:24

On Monday Arturo Vidal said he would "love to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world" offering a hint that he might be moving to Manchester United.

But the Chilean World Cup star has now thrown doubt on a potential move, saying he would "be happy" to stay with Italian giants Juventus.

"I am already at a great team like Juventus," he told Chilean TV station Chilevision. "That’s why it will not be a problem if the chance to join Manchester United falls through."

Louis van Gaal had made the 27-year-old his top target as he bids to get Manchester United back into the top four and title contention in his first season in charge. United were negotiating a fee of up to £35m, but Van Gaal could now look to other targets.

Vidal has grown into one of the world's finest midfielders since moving to Turin from Bayer Leverkusen, winning the Scudetto in all three of his seasons in Italy.

"I am not thinking about where to go next," he added. "I just want to enjoy my holiday here in Chile with the people I love.

"We will see what happens when I get back to Italy."

When speaking to Chilean newspaper La Tercera over the weekend, Vidal said: "I've heard about the rumours, but I haven't spoken more about this subject.

"I'm enjoying my holidays, and when I return to Italy I'll see what happens.

"I'm very calm, but anyone would love to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world."

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