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Juventus Slap €100m Price Tag On Manchester United Target

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Italian champions Juventus have sought to end any lingering interest in Arturo Vidal by slapping a €100m price tag on him, Sky Sports reports.

The 26-year-old, who found himself a target for Manchester United and Real Madrid this summer, has enjoyed a fine start to the Serie A season this year by bagging three goals in the club’s opening three games.

His good form has meant that a number of clubs are still keeping a close eye on his progress, but Juve have acted quickly to let all interested parties know just how highly they value him.

“If (Real Madrid’s Gareth) Bale is worth 100million euros, Vidal is also worth that figure,” Juve general director Giuseppe Marotta said to Mediaset Premium.

“Vidal is a great player and this summer Real Madrid showed an interest in him but we turned it down. Selling him is simply out of the question.”

The Chilean international was a key figure in the club’s back-to-back title victories of the past two years and Juve are now hoping to quickly put together a new and improved deal to keep him beyond 2016 when his contract expires.

Marotta has also underlined his club’s position regarding midfielder Paul Pogba, who was linked with a return to the Premier League this summer.

The 20-year-old French international has established himself as a regular in Antonio Conte’s team.

“Just as with Vidal, our view on Pogba is the same,” Marotta said. “He has unexpectedly stolen the limelight and I want to congratulate him and Conte, who has managed to bring out the best in him.

“Pogba is an important element to our team and all the offers that we received for him (this summer) we turned them down.

“With regards to his contract, if his talent becomes a reality at the highest level, as we hope it will be the case, then we will reward him with an increase in wages.”


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