Arturo Vidal may reject Premier League interest for Juventus stay

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Juventus star Arturo Vidal has revealed that he may snub a mega-money move to the Premier League, with both Manchester clubs interested in his signature.

The Chilean international was strongly linked with a move to Manchester United over the summer, but, due to his knee injury, Louis van Gaal refused to take the risk on signing him for £40 million.

Yaya Toure Replacement

However, after recovering from the niggles, Vidal is back in Juventus' first-team and back catching the eye alongside Paul Pogba and Andrea Pirlo, and his performances have now attracted Manchester City, who are keen on finding a Yaya Toure replacement.

The Ivorian is coming to the end of his career and so far hasn't lived up to his previous campaign performance-wise on the pitch. As such it's said Manuel Pellegrini is already working on finding a suitable replacement, with Everton's Ross Barkley and now Vidal on his radar.

Feeling Settled

Despite the continuous reports to England and in particular to Manchester, Vidal has insisted that move will not be the motivation behind him leaving Juve, and he believes his future is in Turin as he feels at home at the club.

"Manchester City want me? I'm happy at Juventus because here I feel at home," the 27-year-old told Radio Cooperativa.

"Manchester City want me? I'm happy at Juventus because here I feel at home"

"However, I have a person who occupies himself with the transfer market and that's my agent. He thinks about these things."

Forced To Sell

These comments from Vidal come just days after Juve's president, Andrea Agnelli, admitted that the club may not be able to prevent their stars from leaving the club in the near-future.

Agnelli stated that Italian football doesn't have a strong enough reputation to keep hold of stars such as Pogba and Vidal, and they may have to sell in order to raise funds and re-invest in their squad. However, as it stands, Vidal has no plans on leaving Juve, a place where he feels he can call home.

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