Manchester United have suffered a major blow in their pursuit of Arturo Vidal after the Chilean confirmed he is not moving to Old Trafford during the summer transfer window.
Vidal has been the Red Devils' primary target all through the summer transfer window, and it looked like they were ready to smash their club transfer record to land the highly coveted midfielder.
Louis van Gaal has been keen to add more steel to the midfield, especially after Michael Carrick suffered an injury that will keep him out for a minimum period of 10 weeks.
The Chilean international, who recovered from a knee injury to star for his country at the World Cup, has been linked with a host of top clubs. Premier League rivals Arsenal and Liverpool have also been monitoring the situation with keen interest.
The 27-year-old midfielder has been on holiday post Chile's exit of the recently concluded World Cup, and is yet to talk to the new Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri about his future. But the Chilean has made it clear that he will not be moving to Manchester this summer.
"I'll talk to Allegri on Monday and then we will see. I haven't spoken with Allegri or any of my team-mates yet, but I'm not going to Manchester," Vidal said, as quoted in the Daily Mail.
However, the Chilean midfielder is also not sure if he will remain with the Turin club, post this transfer window, as he is yet to clarify his future with the club.
"I'm still on holiday at the moment. Can I say I'm staying at Juve? I don't know," the Chilean added.
This will give other interested clubs like Liverpool and Arsenal some impetus with regards to landing the midfielder and reports claim that Vidal can be prised away from the Serie A champions for a fee in the region of £36m.