Man United dealt major January blow

Arturo Vidal has played down talk of a move to Manchester United by insisting that his agent has not contacted him about a potential move.

The Red Devils chased the Chile international for most of the summer, but ultimately missed out on a rumoured late deal as Juventus held firm to keep their man.

Despite this, talk of a fresh raid when the January transfer window opens has been doing the rounds, with reports suggesting that Louis van Gaal is still desperate to add an orthodox defensive midfielder to his ranks.

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Yet Vidal has distanced himself from a switch by claiming that he and his family are happy in Turin and that no concrete contact with United was made during the last transfer window:

“The truth is I was relaxed and calm this summer, focusing only on my knee, I never once asked my agent or Juventus if something was happening.” He is quoted by The Express.

“I have a pact with my agent: if there is something concrete, then he alerts me. He did not alert me.

“I don’t know exactly what happened during the summer, but I doubt it was anything truly important, otherwise he would’ve warned me.

“I can only say that I am happy in Turin. I am happy, my wife loves Turin, Alonsito and the little one are happy here.

“My family’s happiness is more important than money or anything else. At Juventus I am happy, it is my home. It’s always tough to leave your home, isn’t it?”

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