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Vidal denies Juve contract talk

July 10, 2013
By Duncan McMath

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has denied reports that he has signed a contract extension with the Serie A champions, while revealing it is “an honour” to be linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Arturo Vidal celebrates after scoring against Palermo
GettyImagesArturo Vidal is happy at Juventus.

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Vidal, 26, joined Juve in 2011 and went on to play a vital role in helping the club claim back-to-back Scudetto titles.

Such form has led to speculation that the Bianconeri had offered the Chile international a new deal that he had accepted

However, Vidal told Gazzetta dello Sport: “There has been no renewal but I do have a contract at the club so let’s see what happens.”

Elsewhere, there has been talk that Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has identified the former Bayer Leverkusen man as a possible addition to the club’s midfield, with rumours mounting that Xabi Alonso could be leaving the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

“It is an honour when a big club want to sign you. Real Madrid is a club that fascinates every footballer,” Vidal told Canal 24 horas.

But despite being flattered by Madrid’s interest, Vidal was quick to point out that he was already at a big club and happy to stay there “for many years”.

The midfielder also took time to express his excitement at one of Juve’s new arrivals, saying: “Tevez can help us triumph in Europe.”