Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their ongoing pursuit of Arturo Vidal, after Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta hinted that the midfielder will sign a new contract with the Serie 'A' club, according to Sky Sports.
The 26-year-old was heavily linked with a move to the reigning Premier League champions during the summer, but the Italian outfit remain confident of retaining the Chile international's services beyond his current deal which runs until 2016.
Red Devils boss David Moyes failed with attempts to add a number of creative midfield reinforcements to his Old Trafford ranks in the last transfer window, but is ready to renew interest in Vidal in January.
However, Manchester United's hopes of securing the South American star's signature have suffered a significant setback after the Juventus chief claimed Vidal - along with a number of Antonio Conte's other prized assets - is about to commit his long-term future to the Turin-based club.
"At this time we are going to revisit the contracts of many players who have proven their talent and met our expectations," explained Marotta in an interview with Sky Italia.
"This covers even those whose contracts are still a long way off from expiring, including Marchisio and Chiellini."
He added: "With Vidal, there is no problem. He is still our player who, despite the sirens ringing outside calling his departure, still wants to stay with the club and we are delighted with his commitment."