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Arturo Vidal: Giorgio Chiellini 'Convinced' Juventus Midfielder Will Reject Manchester United

04/08/2014 12:14 BST | Updated 04/08/2014 12:59 BST

Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini is "convinced" Arturo Vidal will remain at the club amid continuing speculation about a transfer to Manchester United.

United's interest in the Chilean midfielder is one of the worst kept secrets in football, however they have not made official contact with the Serie A champions.

Chiellini is unconcerned by daily rumours and insists Vidal will remain in Turin.

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Chiellini is unconcerned about daily rumours linking Vidal with United

"I am convinced Arturo Vidal will stay with us," Chiellini was quoted as saying. "My contract is not formal, but I think it’s safe to say I will be a Juventus player for a long time yet."

Vidal has won the Scudetto three times in three seasons with the Bianconeri since he joined the club from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011.