Juventus are not even contemplating the possibility of Manchester United target Arturo Vidal handing in a transfer request this summer, according to director general Giuseppe Marotta.

The Chilean international remains closely linked with a move to Old Trafford amid suggestions the Serie A champions are willing to listen to offers in the region of £40m for his services.

Vidal, 27, explained on Thursday that he was unsure whether he would remain with the Bianconeri ahead of talks with the club next week after his holidays.

But Marotta insists the club remain confident of retaining the services of the powerful midfielder and does not believe the player has any desire to leave either.

"It is very simple. Vidal extended his contract with us last season, as there was a reciprocal desire to continue this rapport," Marotta told a press conference during the presentation of new signing Roberto Pereyra, Football Italia reported.

"There is no reason for him to leave. Yesterday he gave an interview in a rushed and embarrassed manner, as he was getting his luggage and was misinterpreted.

"I can assure and confirm Vidal is happy to be with us and there's no reason for alarm. He had these problems with the knee injury and rushing the recovery for the World Cup, so it will take a while to find his fitness."

When asked if he would be surprised to see Vidal hand in a formal transfer request Marotta added: "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."