Juventus rebuff Bayern approach for Vidal

The energetic midfielder has caught the attention of the Champions League holders, but his current club have ruled out a transfer

By Romeo Agresti

Juventus have told Bayern Munich that Arturo Vidal is not for sale at any price following the Bavarians’ approach for the midfielder.

The Bundesliga champions had earmarked the Chile international as the perfect addition to their squad as they aim to further strengthen their roster and contacted Juventus via intermediaries to sound out the Serie A giants over a potential transfer.

Nevertheless, the Italian champions see the central midfielder as an integral part of their plans for the future and have told Bayern that they have no intention of selling the 26-year-old.

Bayern previously already attempted to sign the versatile midfielder when he was still with Bayer Leverkusen, but Vidal eventually opted to join Juventus instead in the summer of 2011.

He has since developed into a key player at the Europa League hopefuls and recently signed a new contract with Juventus that will keep him at the club until June 2017.

Vidal has been vital to Juve’s successful 2013-14 campaign so far, scoring 18 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions.

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