Sunday July 20 2014
Nedved: 'Juve keep Vidal and Pogba'

Pavel Nedved assures Juventus “want to keep Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba,” but sided with Luis Suarez over Giorgio Chiellini.

The former player is now a member of the Board of Directors and spoke to Denik Sport in the Czech Republic.

“Anyone who thinks Antonio Conte resigned due to the transfer strategy is wrong. Our plan is clear: we want to keep all our best players, including Vidal and Pogba.

“We don’t want to sell anyone, especially not Vidal. Of course, if a particularly high offer arrived then we’d have to think about it, but we don’t want to sell our champions.

“We want to be competitive in the Champions League and the only sales will be players who are not part of our plans.”

There were reports in the Italian media last night that Vidal had put his house in Turin up for sale, fuelling rumours of a move to Manchester United.

Nedved surprisingly sided with Uruguay striker Suarez after his four-month ban for biting Italy and Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini.

“I was very angry with Chiellini for his reaction, as he behaved like a child showing the bite mark to the referee.

“I talked about it with Beppe Marotta and I’ll discuss it with him directly. In any case, Giorgio showed intelligence over the next few days when he asked FIFA to reduce the ban.

“Suarez is a great player and I’d sign him straight away for Juventus. In fact, we were on the verge of getting him two years ago and I was fully in agreement. He’s a champion and that is all.

“I have played on the pitch, so I know what it’s like to have a little tantrum.”

Suarez has now completed his move from Liverpool to Barcelona for €74m.

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