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Marotta: Juventus will allow Arturo Vidal join United if he asks for OT transfer

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Vidal Juventus1 Juventus reveal condition for Arturo Vidal to join Manchester UnitedManchester United can sign Arturo Vidal in the summer transfer window only if the midfielder asks to leave Juventus for Old Trafford move, says Juventus CEO Guiseppe Marotta.

The Chilean international has been linked with a move to the Premier League club all throughout the summer as United manager Louis van Gaal set to land him in this ongoing transfer window.

Earlier we reported that Vidal has returned to training after completing his medical before the start of the season. United’s interest is concrete and are preparing a club-record bid of €60m in signing the Chilean international.

The Serie A champions are keen on holding on to their star player, who recently signed a contract extension. However, Marotta says the South American midfielder could leave the Old Lady only if he personally inform the club that he is looking for an exit from Juventus this summer.

“We have clear ideas. We renewed [Vidal's] contract a few months ago just because we knew we could count on an important element,” Marotta told Sky Italia.

“We don’t want to sell Vidal, there are only rumours because he is a player among the best in the world. We never activated a clause to try to sell him – if he doesn’t show an intention to leave, our position won’t change,” he added.

With Michael Carrick injured for the next 10-12 weeks, United need a midfielder in his position. Vidal could be an ideal candidate and failure to land him could see Van Gaal wait till January till he lands his compatriot Kevin Strootman from AS Roma.

The Dutch international is currently on the sidelines after suffering a serious injury earlier this year. Strootman is likely to return to the first team this autumn.

Comments (5)

  1. Go..Go… MU.. Bring Vidal to Old Trafford :)

  2. i always hope vidal to join united because we d trophy

  3. No to vidal

  4. Yes United need a solid holding midfielder and Vidal seems to fit the bill but a word of caution to fans and all those. Associated with this great club: REMEMBER JUAN SEBASTIAN VERON. I hope he copes with the rigors of the EPL

  5. I hope Vidal signs but with all the latest quotes coming from Italy, things don’t look to promising. Last night, Juventus owner said “Vidal has never been put up for sale” while his new manager has today commented “Vidal will not leave the club.” Our only hope now is that the player ask’s for a transfer to United, by handing in a transfer request, something his new manager is demanding, or else the player will stay put in Turin. Sadly, i hope Man United have started considering plan B!