Arturo Vidal refuses to rule out Juventus exit

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Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal had the opportunity to clarify his long-term future following a fantastic performance for Chile against Spain last night, but chose to make it clear that he could move on as rumours continue to circulate over a £24m move to Manchester United.

Vidal has been nothing short of sensational over the last two years for country and that form continued at the World Cup, with the playmaker showing tremendous work-rate to match his technical prowess as Chile knocked out the defending champions with a 2-0 victory.

The 27-year-old has been consistently linked with a summer switch to United or Real Madrid, speculation he decided not dampen just moments after starring for Chile at the Maracana Stadium.

He told Tuttosport: "Will I stay at Juventus? I do not know, I just think about the World Cup and the national team now.

"After the World Cup we will see what will be my future. Spain has the world's best, but they found a Chile with great desire."

Arturo Vidal made available for £24m

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Perfect for United?

Manchester United fans will be desperate for transfer chief Ed Woodward to act upon this latest admission a move may be on the cards by tabling a formal, concrete offer for one of Europe's most consistent, well-rounded midfielders.

Vidal is potent in both boxes and has a goalscoring record most strikers on the planet would be proud of, scoring 18 goals in all competitions last season to help Juventus win their third successive Scudetto.

New Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is also a known admirer of the box-to-box behemoth, who would without question bring much-needed dynamism and quality to a United midfield which struggled desperately to control matches last season, particularly at Old Trafford.

Victims of their own success

Juventus have been accustomed to speculation surrounding their top players over the last 18 months, including Vidal and Paul Pogba, but have so far managed to keep one of the most consistent sides in the club's history together.

Antonio Conte is attempting to keep the books balanced while keeping his team on top in Serie A and produce progress in the Champions League, but the numbers just don't add up.

In terms of maximum sell-on value Vidal is currently at the peak of his powers and has the attention of top clubs willing to pay big money for his services, while at 21 Pogba still has potential to get even better.

The Old Lady may struggle to keep Vidal if he continues to shine so brightly for Chile in the World Cup's knockout stages over the next three weeks, with the pressure now on United and other suitors to capitalise.

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