Manchester United’s £47million transfer target is “not on the market”

The name on every Manchester United fans lips over the past week has been that of Arturo Vidal, will he, won’t he sign, only time will tell. But, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has come out fighting, stating that Vidal is “not on the market”

Reports were rife on Thursday that Manchester United had completed the signing of Arturo Vidal in a fee believed to be in the region of £47million, rumours even coming out from the BBC and the Metro that a medical had been completed and United were ready to hand Vidal the famous number seven shirt at the club and hand him up to £250,000 a week. Rumours that continue to progress over time. Manchester United have yet to comment.

Juve boss Allegri has come out fighting, saying the the midfielder is not for sale and will remain at Juventus for the 2014/15 season, a statement in which the clubs director Giuseppe Marotta also takes.

Speaking with Sky Sport Italia, Allegri said:

“Vidal is not on the market. I’ve spoken with him and he’s staying at Juve”

Director Marotta added:

“He’s our player and we improved his contract a year ago. We’re happy with him and he’s happy with us, so I don’t think there will be any problems.”