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£30m Manchester United & Manchester City target not for sale

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Manchester United and Manchester City transfer target Arturo Vidal is not for sale, according to Juventus general director Beppe Marotta.

The 25-year-old Chilean international midfielder is attracting interest from across Europe, with Sky Sports reporting that both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are keen on the player.

And, talkSPORT reported back in February that the player could be on the market for £30million in the summer, with both the Red Devils and Citizens keen as the Bianconeri look to raise funds for a striker signing at the end of the season.

However, Marotta has played down the speculation, insisting that the Serie ‘A’ giants are under no pressure to sell the former Colo Colo starlet.

"We are not a club that sells. Last season there were big requests as well, but I repeat, we are not sellers," he said, according to Sky Sports.

Manchester United lost one of their young stars to Juventus in the summer, with Paul Pogba swapping Old Trafford for Italy in a controversial move.

A switch for Vidal would go some way to repairing the damage, but it now looks like Sir Alex Ferguson won’t be able to add the attacking midfielder to his Red Devils squad.

Manchester City, meanwhile, have spent big in the past, with the club's Abu Dhabi-owners bringing world class players to the Etihad Stadium in their quest for glory.

However, Roberto Mancini's expenditure has been reduced in recent times, and it now seems unlikely that the Citizens will test the Italian club's resolve with a mega bid for Vidal.

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