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Arsenal have no interest in Arturo Vidal

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An Arsenal source has reportedly told The Sun that there is no interest from the club in Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, contrary to reports coming out over the weekend.

It was revealed on Sunday that The Gunners could be close to securing a deal for the Chilean international after the Premier League side reached an agreement with the Serie A champions regarding a transfer fee.

False Reports

It was reported that Arsenal would pay Juventus £21million for the powerhouse midfielder and would officially announce the deal after the Copa America ends this weekend.

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Vidal is currently in his home country on international duty as Chile look to win the Copa America in their own backyard, but according to reports out there, he won't be returning to Juve once the tournament ends.

The final of the summer tournament is on the 4th July, and it was reported that Vidal would then fly over to England in order to hold talks with The Gunners, but a source close to the club has rubbished those claims.

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According to reports, a figure close to the North London club told The Sun that Vidal is not on their radar and isn't a transfer target of Arsene Wenger's.

Hunt for Midfielder

The Gunners are in the market for a new central midfielder, but reports of Vidal joining are far off according to one club source.

Along with Vidal, Morgan Schneiderlin has been linked with a summer move to the Emirates Stadium, but the Frenchman could end up joining long-term rivals Manchester United instead.

The Gunners have already missed out on Geoffrey Kondogbia, after he joined Inter Milan, and it looks like they will now be missing out on Schneiderlin as well.

However, they are not ready to turn their attentions to Vidal just yet.

Ljungberg Wants Vidal

Despite the club not wanting to sign the Chilean, a former-player is desperate to see Vidal join Arsenal.

Freddie Ljungberg has almost begged Wenger to bring the powerhouse to the club after praising his attitude and fight on the pitch.

"He gets fuming if he loses the ball, so I like that," Ljungberg told Swedish publication Sport360.

"That kind of player would be great for the club.

"I hope they can challenge for the Premier League title. I think in one or two years we'll have a squad that's going to compete with anyone.

"With one or two signings here and there, we can get a stronger squad. We're getting there and I'm really looking forward to the next couple of years."

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