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Juve insist Vidal is not for sale

April 27, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Juventus have warned Real Madrid against making a bid for midfielder Arturo Vidal.

Arturo Vidal
GettyImagesArturo Vidal has done well in Turin

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Vidal, 24, has been a key part of Juve's success this season having signed from Bayer Leverkusen for €10.5 million last summer, and Madrid are said to have approached the player's agent, Fernando Felicevich, to enquire about his availability.

However, Juventus director general Beppe Marotta has insisted that they have no intention of allowing the Chile international to depart.

"I made it clear to Felicevich, and indirectly to Real, that Vidal is not for sale," Marotta said in Tuttosport. "Vidal isn't available for transfer and it has nothing to do with his fee. The simple truth is that Vidal is one of the pillars at Juventus for today and tomorrow."