Arturo Vidal rubbishes knee injury claims

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Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has rubbished reports claiming his knee injury blocked a potential transfer to Premier League side Manchester United.

The Chilean international suffered a nasty knee injury at the end of last season, which was meant to rule him out of the Summer's World Cup in Brazil.

However, the 27-year-old battled his injury and managed to win the race to be fit for the summer tournament, where his nation reached the last-16 before crashing out at the nads of Brazil.

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Vidal, who didn't shine in Brazil due to lack of match fitness, was then reportedly on his way out of Juventus and on his way to England, in order to join Manchester United. But despite three offers going in for the Chilean, the move never happened.

Several offers

According to reports, Juve rejected numerous offers from the Premier League side, claiming they never met their valuations, despite offering players and cash at the same time, and now, Vidal is ready to put the past behind him.

Vidal has insisted that he was never looking for a move away from the Serie A champions and has also stated that his injury fears are behind him.

100 per cent

He told reporters: "You can relax, my knee is back to 100 per cent.

"Now I am ready for the flight to Turin and in this game I proved that I can play in every Juventus match this season.

"I feel in great shape. We have a series of big games coming up: Udinese, then the Champions League and after that Milan.

"They will all be tough, I will have to be 100 per cent, but tonight I proved that I can play a full match without problems."

Van Gaal concerns

Many people has suggested that his knee injury halted his move to United, with Louis Van Gaal not willing to risk a big-money signing who could be injured and sidelined.

However, the player himself believes those days are behind him and he's now ready to fight for yet another Serie A title with the club.

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