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Ancelotti: Vidal overpriced at €40m

April 17, 2013
By ESPN staff

Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti has insisted his club will not pay €40 million for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.

Arturo Vidal
PA PhotosArturo Vidal has been linked with a move away from Juve

Chile international Vidal, 25, has been linked with a move away from Juve, with PSG, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Real Madrid all having been linked.

However, Ancelotti feels that the player, who joined Juve from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011, is overpriced given his position.

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He said in Tuttosport: “€40 million is a price you would only pay for a forward, not for a midfielder like Vidal, even if he is a player with a lot of quality.”

Juve general director Beppe Marotta insisted that Vidal is not on the market.

"We are not a club that sells,” Marotta said. “Last season there were big requests as well, but I repeat, we are not sellers."

Meanwhile, PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic does not appear to be heading back to Juventus.

Ibrahimovic, who played for the Bianconeri between 2004 and 2006, has been linked with a return to Turin, but his agent, Mino Raiola, laughed off the rumours.

“He has already signed for Juve,” Raiola joked in Tuttosport.