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Juventus rejected bids for Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal

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Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that the club rejected several offers from 'top European clubs' for midfield duo Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal.

The pair were wanted by several clubs from around Europe with mega-bids reported especially from England, with Manchester United and Chelsea both keen on signing the powerhouses.

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According to numerous reports throughout the summer, United were plotting to spend big in order to sign Vidal from Juve, as Louis Van Gaal eyed a strong, holding-midfielder, but even offers nearing £40million were not enough to see the Italian side allow their Chilean star to leave.

The Serie A champions expected interest to be high in their midfield duo and were keen to issue hands off warning early on in the window, but that didn't stop mega-clubs from coming in with offers and enquiries.

Wanted Men

United and Chelsea were also joined by the likes of; Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, in the hunt for either Vidal and Pogba, but no clubs were successful and Marotta has revealed why.

The club's sporting director revealed that bids did come in for the duo, but confirmed that they were not interested in accepting a single one of them.

"Yes, absolutely, some offers arrived from abroad, from top European clubs," he told Processo del Lunedi. "But we decided not to indulge them.

"We were in a position not to accept and we did with great awareness of the fact that we are talking about two very important components of our squad."

Interest Renewed

Despite being told no throughout the Summer, it's believed that United will renew their interest in Vidal during the Winter window, as Van Gaal continues to hunt for more stars to add to his team.

Hopes of signing the 27-year-old have been improved after the midfielder was involved in a incident off the field which resulted in him being fined £80,000 by the club.

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