Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has delivered a hammer blow to Manchester United's transfer plans after declaring he is content with life with the Serie A champions despite months of speculation regarding his future.
Vidal was constantly linked with a move to Old Trafford during the summer transfer window but concerns of the Chilean's historical knee problems and valuation scuppered a move to the Premier League following a series of impressive displays at the World Cup.
And in a move that rules out Vidal's departure from Juventus in the near future, the 27-year-old midfielder has said he is ready to ignore any speculation linking him with a move to United and will fully concentrate on the current season.
"I feel content and happy here," Vidal told Chilean radio station Cooperativa. "This is my fourth year here and I feel right at home.
"There are always transfer rumours but I am calm. When a transfer window is about to open there are always reports but I never think about that, I have an agent that takes care of that.
"I'm only thinking about Juventus. I am 100%, giving my all in training in order to become one of the best."
Despite expressing his desire to focus on his Juventus career, Vidal has spoken of where he will finish his career, not with United but at homeland club Colo-Colo – where he began his career.
"I've known Colo-Colo since I've known football," Vidal told ESPN Chile. "My dream is to finish in Colo-Colo, with my people, with whom I helped when I left. I hope someday to wear that shirt again."
The primary concern that faced United manager Louis van Gaal during the summer was the worry over Vidal's injury history, which had seen him suffer from constant knee problems, with his combative style not suited to managing the problem.
Vidal has since complained of further knee problems this season, grievances likely to deter United from making a follow-up bid for the Chile international; not least due to his new-found commitment to Juve.