Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal will not be moving clubs in January, according to manager Massimiliano Allegri.
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has reiterated Juventus’ position on Arturo Vidal, telling clubs like Manchester United that the Chilean midfielder is going nowhere in January.
“The club has been very clear on Vidal,” Allegri told the BBC World Service. “This season Vidal is a Juventus player and I think there’s no possibility that in January he’ll go to Manchester.”
This quote should end the speculation for now, but it certainly doesn’t rule anything out in the long term. In fact the quote rather opens the door for a move in the summer.
Vidal was linked with United all summer, and was reportedly devastated when the move fell through. The reports liking him with the club have continued through the early stages of the season, and a January move looked a distinct possibility.
The news will be a disappointment to Manchester United fans, who more than aware of their need for cover in central midfield. The club will have to turn elsewhere, and Roma will now be hurrying through the contract extension they have planned for Kevin Strootman, who has just returned from injury.
Allegri also spoke about his desire to coach in the Premier League. He commented on the “good infrastructures” and the “huge enthusiasm” of the crowd in England, and said “I hope in the future, to have the opportunity to coach in England.”
Allegri’s Juventus are top of Serie A after a controversial win over title rivals Roma, and are in a great position to win the league for the fourth consecutive year.