Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has told reporters today that Arturo Vidal will stay at the Serie A club and is happy to do so.
Now that Vidal has returned from his holiday, the story linking him with Manchester United has developed rapidly and within the space of the last six hours, two completely contrasting reports have emerged.
In the first instance, Allegri has suggested in his press conference that Vidal isn’t going anywhere. He told reporters: “Vidal will stay, he’s very happy to stay here just like everyone else. They want to win their fourth Scudetto in a row.”
It comes as no surprise to hear Allegri say Vidal will stay at the club because even if a deal had already been agreed, he wouldn’t let the press know at this stage.
On the contrary, Chilean newspaper El Mercurio has published a story declaring that Vidal has a verbal agreement to join United but would be happy to stay at Juventus if a fee could not be agreed between the clubs.
Vidal has been very on-the-fence with comments regarding his future at Juventus and clearly wants to keep his options open and the latter reports, whether they are true or not, more than likely summarise his current feelings. He’d be happy to move to United if Juventus were sufficiently compensated and if a move didn’t happen, he’d be happy to remain at the club.
Having already undergone a medical back in Turin, Juventus are fully aware of his current fitness but what could be a big turning point in this saga is whether or not Vidal flies with Juventus on their pre-season tour of Asia next week.
If he doesn’t, expect there to be a meltdown of monstrous proportions.