Juventus have insisted that Arturo Vidal is not for sale after Real Madrid reportedly showed an interest in the player.
The Chilean joined the Old Lady from Bayer Leverkusen last summer and he’s been an instant success in Turin.
According to reports on Friday, Real Madrid have asked his agent, Fernando Felicevich, about the central midfielder.
The representative subsequently then informed the Bianconeri of the Spanish club’s desires.
“I made it clear to Felicevich, and indirectly to Real, that Vidal is not for sale,” Juventus director general Beppe Marotta is quoted as saying 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.”
Juventus beat Bayern Munich to the South American’s signature last summer when they paid €10.5m for the 24-year-old.
Vidal, now valued at around the €20m mark, has scored six goals in 30 Serie A games so far this season.