Juventus have revealed Manchester United did attempt to sign Arturo Vidal in the summer, but the move was blocked by the Serie A holders, reports the Daily Mirror.
Chile star Vidal was the subject of a summer long transfer saga, with Manchester United being consistently linked with a move for the 27-year-old.
New boss Louis van Gaal remained quiet on the issue, and it was unclear as to whether the Red Devils ever made an official bid.
But Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has revealed there was an offer on the table for Vidal, but the Old Lady simply did not want to sell.
Marotta also insisted Juventus were under no pressure to sell Vidal in the upcoming transfer window, and intend to keep him for as long as he wants to stay.
Marotta said: “We didn’t want to give Vidal to Manchester United, end of story.
“Besides, our rapport with his agent Fernando Felicevich is good.”
Marotta also said former Manchester United player Paul Pogba – who has often been linked with a return to Old Trafford – would not be leaving Juve.
“It always depends on the player. If Pogba and Vidal are happy to stay, then we will keep them,” he said.