Arturo Vidal
Vidal tells Italian press he does not know whether he will be staying in Italy Getty

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has confirmed he is set for crunch talks with his club this week, insisting he does not know whether he will stay amid intense speculation linking him with Manchester United.

The Chile international has returned to Turin following his summer break and will reportedly hold talks with Bianconeri manager Massimiliano Allegri.

Juventus director-general Giuseppe Marotta has insisted the club have no intention of listening to offers for Vidal while adding the midfielder was unlikely to hand in a transfer request.

But amid reports suggesting United will attempt to close a deal for the 27-year-old this week, Vidal confirmed to the Italian press that talks to decide his future was imminent.

"I do not know if I will stay," Vidal admitted to Corriere dello Sport. "I will talk with the coach and we will see."

Juventus will begin their pre-season campaign against Cesena before embarking on their summer tour of Indonesia, Australia and Singapore. Due to Chile's World Cup campaign which ended at the last-16 stage, Vidal has only just returned to Turin following his summer break having refused to discuss his future during that period.

While United have already spent close to £60m bringing Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera to the club, they are expected to make further additions before the transfer window closes on 1 September.

Following United's 3-2 win over AS Roma in a pre-season match, a number of reports have emerged suggesting the club had rekindled efforts to sign the Chilean after originally balking at his transfer fee of £35m. However, the Italian press suggest a deal could cost Louis van Gaal's side up to £48m.

Although such reports have suggested Juventus are willing to sell Vidal for the right price, the club have publicly denied any intention of doing business with United or any other club wishing to prise the midfielder away from the Bianconeri.

When asked if he would be surprised to see Vidal hand in a formal transfer request Marotta recently told the press: "Absolutely, yes. It is a very remote chance, considering what the lad is like, and so I'm not even considering the possibility.

"The situation around him is typical of the transfer market when several big clubs admire him. Vidal exploded in a fairly unexpected way over the last two years to become one of the most important players in the world.

"He is naturally linked to big clubs, but I'll point out Juventus are a big club too and we intend to hold on tight. I don't get the sensation he wants to leave us."