Midfielder going nowhere according to Juventus boss.
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Manchester United’s hopes of signing midfielder Arturo Vidal from Juventus have been dealt a huge blow, with the Serie A side’s new manager, Massimo Allegri, insisting that the Chilean international will not be leaving Turin this summer, according to reports from the Express.
United have reportedly been chasing the capture of Vidal, in a deal that would be likely to be worth in excess of £40 million, for much of the summer, but it would appear that Allegri is under the impression that one of his star men will be staying with the Serie A champions:
“Vidal? He’s not going anywhere.”
Allegri replaced former manager Antonio Conte this summer, who resigned before taking the Italy job, and will be keen to keep hold of Vidal as he looks to win the club a fourth successive Serie A title.
Vidal arrived at Juventus from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, emerging as one of Europe’s finest midfielders with his driving displays from the centre of the park and ability to contribute with vital goals for the Old Lady.
His relationship with precocious youngster and former Manchester United man Paul Pogba is also important to Juve, with the two able to provide the energy that protects playmaker Andrea Pirlo.