Wednesday August 20 2014
Marotta: Vidal never for sale

Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta insists Arturo Vidal has never been for sale at any point this summer.

The Chilean midfielder has been linked with a big money move to the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United in recent months.

However, speaking to Sky Sport, the official said the player has returned to Old Lady training following injury and will be available for the Serie A champions again soon.

“Vidal is fine, he has started training again and his knee is working as normal again,” Marotta said.

“He is still available for the team, there is always the same speculation about him. He was never put up for sale and there have never been any negotiations for him.

“They are the usual media rumours that are apart from reality.”

Marotta then discussed the prospect of Gigi Buffon and Paul Pogba signing new contracts.

“Buffon? We are very grateful to him. There is already a contract outlined in principle, we will meet when he wants to. He will stay as long as he wants to.

“Pogba? We have had some negotiation with his agents, we hope to arrive at a positive conclusion shortly.”

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