Arturo Vidal blasts "ridiculous" exit rumours

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Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has attempted to silence persistent speculation over his future by branding exit talk as "ridiculous", telling Corriere dello Sport that he is focused solely on a strong season for club and country rather than a summer transfer.

Vidal has become a firm favourite of the transfer rumour mill in recent months thanks to a tremendous campaign for Juventus, which has so far yielded 17 goals from midfield in all competitions.

Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid are just some of the names mentioned in connection with a summer bid for the Chilean international, but Vidal is adamant that for now a move to La Liga or anywhere else is simply not an option.

He told Corriere dello Sport: “Me to Real Madrid or Barcelona? It’s ridiculous.

“It is a non-story. All I want to do is win the league with Juve and have a good World Cup."

The 26-year-old is under contract with Serie A's dominant force until 2017, which means any potential suitors face shelling out an exorbitant transfer fee to make Vidal their marquee summer signing.

Chile's shining star was speaking ahead of a friendly international against Germany tomorrow night, which will provide scouts across the continent with another opportunity to see the box-to-box midfielder strut his stuff against top opposition.

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