Arturo Vidal move to Manchester United is not happening, confirms Allegri

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Manchester United have been dealt a damning blow in their pursuit of Juventus playmaker Arturo Vidal, as his current boss Massimo Allegri has moved to rule out the possibility of him leaving in January.

The Chile international has been at the centre of mass speculation claiming that he would be Louis van Gaal’s marquee signing at the turn of the New Year, and a supposed breakdown of relations between himself and Juve was expected to contribute to the transfer.

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However now, rather than fuel the rumours which suggest he is set to lose his £48 million star in the next window, Allegri has revealed that there is no chance of it happening, according to the Daily Express, citing BBC World Focus.

"The club has been very clear on Vidal. This season Vidal is a Juventus player and I think there's no possibility that in January he'll go to Manchester," Allegri said.

The snub leaves Van Gaal with two options; either he can turn his attentions to other targets, or opt not to bring in another midfielder and place his faith in the likes of Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher.

If he goes down the first route then it’s likely AS Roma’s Kevin Strootman who will be targeted, with Van Gaal still having a strong interest in the Dutch star. Roma boss Rudi Garcia has already made it clear that he doesn’t want to lose the player, but the Red Devils could push for a big deal if they become desperate.

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