But Juventus club administrator Giuseppe Marotta said yesterday: ”Vidal is a Juventus player and we have never put him up for sale.

“We want to keep him.”

Van Gaal was due to meet those players not on a post-World Cup break as well as the rest of the club staff.

“A lot of clubs have asked for him but we have never sat down to negotiate.

New United boss Louis van Gaal is looking to strengthen his squad after a dismal season that saw the Red Devils miss out on European football for the first time in 25 years.

United will play matches against the Los Angeles Galaxy, Roma, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, while Van Gaal’s Old Trafford debut will come in a friendly against Valencia on August 12, four days before United open their Premier League campaign at home to Swansea.

Chile ace Arturo Vidal


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Copyright 2014 Gale, Cengage Learning. “Vidal has expressed many times how happy he is to remain in Turin and if that is confirmed, we will be happy to continue together.”

The former Bayer Leverkusen star recently admitted he would be happy to remain at Juve.

There is plenty for Van Gaal to get his teeth into – but strengthening the defence appears to be an area of priority given the departures of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.

Today he will be officially presented at a press conference at Old Trafford at 3pm before jetting off to the USA tomorrow for the club’s pre-season tour.

Meanwhile, Van Gaal arrived at the club’s Carrington training ground yesterday to begin his new role.

He has taken up the reins only four days after guiding Holland to third place at the World Cup in Brazil, eschewing a break himself.


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JUVENTUS have no intention of selling reported Manchester United target Arturo Vidal this summer – unless the Chilean midfielder expresses his wish to leave.

The 27-year-old Vidal has three years left in his contract with the Italian champions.

“From experience, I know that a player is the one that decides his future,” Marotta said