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Juventus confirm Manchester United wanted Arturo Vidal

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It has been confirmed that Manchester United did try and sign Arturo Vidal from Juventus this summer - and the confirmation came from the general manager at the Serie A champions, Giuseppe Marotta.

All through the summer the Old Trafford club were reportedly chasing the Chile international, with possible transfer fees ranging from around £30million to as much as £50million, but nothing was officially confirmed by the Red Devils and the transfer window closed with him staying put.

Interest Was There

Marotta has publicly admitted there was an interest from Louis van Gaal in the combative midfielder and he would have been able to join Manchester United, but for one reason - Juve didn’t want to sell him.

Premier League clubs’ financial might is something their Serie A counterparts have been unable to match for some time and budget constraints mean that deals are often too good to turn down. Though Juventus have nonsuch problem, according to Marotta, and will not be pressured into selling any of their best players.

“We didn’t want to give Vidal to Manchester United, end of story,” he is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.

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“Besides, our rapport with his agent Fernando Felicevich is good. It always depends on the player. If Pogba and Vidal are happy to stay, then we will keep them.”

He Was Much Needed

Manchester United could have done with the energy and drive of Vidal in midfield for what has been a difficult start to the season for Van Gaal and his men. Four wins and three losses from 11 Premier League games is the kind of start they would be looking for.

Juventus’s refusal to hang on to Vidal is understandable as he is a vital component in their first-choice starting XI and the partnership he has developed with Pogba is by far and away the best in Serie A and losing either of them would be a huge blow.

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