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Juventus have informed Manchester United that only a "high bid" will allow them to let their star midfielder Arturo Vidal leave this summer.

The Chilean international has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford and the Red Devils's new manager Louis van Gaal wants to add the 27-year-old to United's midfield. The Italian champions' chief Giuseppe Marotta had claimed that Vidal would not be allowed to leave the club.

Juventus director Pavel Nedved echoed the comments made by Marotta. However, Nedved says Vidal could leave the Turin club if a huge bid is placed on the table for the Chilean's services.

"Our strategy is clear; we want to keep all our best players, including Vidal and Pogba. We don't want to sell anyone, especially Vidal," Nedved told Tuttosport.

"Certainly, if there were a high bid for them, we'd have to think about it but we don't want to sell our champions. We want to be competitive in the Champions League and the only sales to be players who are not part of our plan."

Meanwhile, Juventus have seen Antonio Conte leave the Serie A winners and reports suggested the Italian manager had a disagreement over the club's decision to let Vidal leave in the summer transfer window.

Nedved claimed Conte wanted to leave after the end of the last season as he did not have the energy to continue with the disagreement he had with the Juventus board.

"Antonio has resigned because he did not have the energy to continue his disagreements with the management. He wanted to resign in May, but we talked and he was convinced to think about it during the holidays," the Juventus director said.

"When he came back he decided he did not want to continue. Nothing I have said in the media about his resignation is accurate, Conte was just tired ... His decision surprised us, even if at the end of the season we had already said."

"The market and the strategies now will not change: we have no intention of selling any major player," Nedved added.