Juventus chief Giuseppe Marotta has denied reports midfielder Arturo Vidal is set to sign for Real Madrid saying the La LIga giants haven’t made an offer.
Reports this week in Chile suggested the defensive midfielder only had to put pen-to-paper on his contract to formalise the switch from the Seria A champions.
But the Juventus CEO told reporters a move for the 28-year-old doesn’t appear to be close at the moment at the 10-time Champions League winners are yet to put in an offer for Vidal, who is valued at around 40 million euros.
“Vidal? It’s just rumours, Real Madrid have not come forward. We have a great relationship with them,” Marotta stated.
Los Blancos have long been linked with the Chilean, who played a key role in his club’s title success and run to the Champions League final last season. He was also part of the Chile side that won their first ever Copa America at the weekend by defeating Argentina on penalties.
New Los Blancos boss Rafa Benitez is on the lookout for a midfielder after losing the services of Sami Khedira, who made a free transfer to Juventus. The future of Asier Illarramendi is also unclear meaning Madrid must reinforce in that area over the summer.