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Arturo Vidal

27-Year-Old Midfielder     Juventus  Serie A


Chile

Birthdate:  May 22, 1987    Birthplace:  Santiago, Chile    Nationality:  Chile    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  165 lbs    

August 18, 2014    Arturo Vidal News

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Vidal continues to sit out preseason friendlies, but manager Massimiliano Allegri said he expects Vidal to be ready for the Serie A opener Aug. 30 against Chievo.

Allegri said that Vidal's knee has not completely healed following the World Cup, and that he still needs a little more training before participating in any matches. Vidal has also been heavily linked to Premier League side Manchester United, although Juve have claimed his lack of match play is not because of a potential transfer.

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Arturo Vidal: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

August 6, 2014

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Vidal's potential transfer to Manchester United is being held up due to fitness concerns about the striker, according to the Daily Mail.

Chilean national team coach Jorge Sampaoli indicated that Manchester United could be concerned about the striker's problematic knee. Sampaoli also said the striker could be pushing himself too hard and lost his edge in the World Cup as a result.

July 17, 2014

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Juventus chief Giuseppe Marotta has said that Vidal is not for sale as speculation continues to swirl about the midfielder's future, reports the Daily Mail.

Manchester United has been heavily linked with the player, but reports earlier in the week suggested that deal was off. Rumors have continued despite that news, and now the executives of Juventus are wading into the fray.

July 15, 2014

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Manchester United have decided not to pursue a transfer of Vidal from Juventus, according to the Daily Mail.

Juventus is reportedly looking to sell the player, but Manchester United values him at several million dollars below was the Italian side is seeking. The forward is currently on vacation after staring for Chile in the World Cup.

July 7, 2014

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Vidal is now rumored to be one of Manchester United's primary midfield targets, reports the Daily Mail.

United has not made formal contact with Juventus, but are understood to have made informal contact with various parties. A potential agreement could come this summer if Juventus are willing and able to negotiate an acceptable fee.

June 13, 2014

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Vidal, who was an injury doubt due to a knee injury, started and played 60 minutes of Chile's 3-1 win over Australia in their opening match of the World Cup on Friday.

Vidal took only one shot in the game, while Alexis Sanchez did most of the damage early for the Chileans. The Juve midfielder did not seem to be struggling with his knee, which is an encouraging sign for Chile's next matches against Spain and Netherlands.

June 13, 2014

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Vidal (knee) remains an injury doubt for Friday's World Cup match against Australia, Sky Sports reports.

Vidal has trained with the squad, and while his knee is apparently feeling well, he remains limited. If there is one match in the group that Vidal could miss, it's probably Friday's, as he will certainly be needed against Spain and Netherlands.

May 14, 2014

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Vidal was included in Chile's preliminary World Cup roster even though he recently underwent surgery, Football Italia reports.

A real surprise was seeing Chile leave off Fiorentina's David Pizarro.