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Chilean star staying at Juventus, but will a former Chelsea legend join him?

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Manchester United and Barcelona have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Juventus' Arturo Vidal after the Chilean commited his future to the Bianconeri.

Vidal has commited his future to the Old Lady

Vidal has linked with a move away from Juventus since last summer, despite consistently stating his desire to remain in Turin.

Manchester United: £40m Juventus powerhouse discusses transfer rumours

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Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has spoken once again about rumours linking him with a move away from Serie A, insisting that while he is flattered with links to the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona, he is happy in Turin.

PAUL POGBA A POSSIBLE REAL MADRID TARGET FOR NEXT SEASON ?

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REAL MADRID - ARTURO VIDAL LINK?

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La Liga leaders desperate for £26m Chelsea man; Man Utd back for £30m midfielder

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeonehas said that he would be happy to part with over £26m if offered the chance to buy Chelsea loanee Thibaut Courtois.

Former Argentina international Simeone, who has guided Atletico to joint top of La Liga this season, told Spanish TV station 'Deportes Cuatro' that he would be prepared to go to great lengths in order to sign the keeper permanently.

Man United Have £75m Bid For Juventus Pair Turned Down

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According to reports in the Standardand Daily Mail,Manchester Unitedhave had a sensational bid forJuventuspair Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal turned down.

David Moyes watched Juventus play on Sunday and United officials met with Juventus's chief transfer negotiator after the game about a double move for Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal.

Manchester United: Moyes plans sensational £80m raid on midfield duo

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Manchester United are preparing an audacious move to take their former player back to Old Trafford in the January transfer window.

The Red Devils manager David Moyes was in Italy to watch Juventus in action against Cagliari on Sunday.

European Weekend Rewind: Juve thrash Roma; Swansea knock out Man United from FA Cup; and more

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

Back-to-back defending Serie A champions Juventus entered their home stadium Sunday with a five-point lead on an AS Roma side that had not yet tasted defeat in the 2013-14 campaign.

That all changed at the end of the match in Turin.

In what was the biggest match of the Serie A season so far, Juventus rolled over nine-man AS Roma 3-0, ending the capital club's unbeaten run and giving the defending champions an even more commanding lead in their quest for a three-peat.

Juventus Show Title Credentials

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Serie A returned this weekend with first place Juventus hosting second place Roma and the defending champions struck what could prove to be a fatal blow in the race for the Scudetto.

Their clash with unbeaten Roma resulted in three goals and two red cards, with the strikes going to Juve and the dismissals to the visitors as Rudi Garcia's men were turned over 3-0.

How Nani could help Man Utd sign Juventus’ Arturo Vidal

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ManchesterUnited currently lie seventh in the Premier League, 11 points behind leaders Arsenal, following another hugely disappointing home defeat, this time to Tottenham on New Year's Day.

It is a sorry sight for fans of the club, and certainly not something they are used to after decades of success under David Moyes' illustrious predecessor, Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Transfer Lens – Mata to Inter Milan? Pogba to Arsenal?

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In the first of our daily January roundups, Saikat Mandal and I take a look at a number of interesting pieces of Premier League transfer gossip, and give our verdict as to their plausibility.

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Wilshere, Vidal, Rooney… Names of the Champions League, week 5

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Taking inspiration from Names of the Premier League we introduce a new feature on Just Football: Names of the Champions League. This week, Deji Faremi picks the five names of Week 5:

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

On WednesdayManchester United bagged their biggest European away win since 1964 and in doing so booked a place in the Champions League second round with a game to spare.

Arturo Vidal: Hat Trick Hero Seeks Juve Stay

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Entering Tuesday, Juventus Champions League campaign hanging by a thread, Arturo Vidal came through with his first career hat trick in a 3-1 win over FC København. With the victory Juve jumped from 4th to 2nd in the competitive Champions League group.

The Chilean International is considered one of the hottest possible commodities in European Football but he has pronounced his desire to stay in Turin.

How Real Madrid Defeated Juventus: Tactical Analysis

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Real Madrid remains undefeated in the Champions League, as they fortuitously snuck past Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Antonio Conte introduced Martin Caceres, Angelo Ogbonna and Arturo Vidal to his starting eleven, following Sunday's defeat to Fiorentina.

Carlo Ancelotti made four changes to his starting eleven that defeat Malaga this weekend, introducing Iker Casillas, Alvaro Arbeloa, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric.

Arturo Vidal Is Tackled By The Ground

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Of course he wanted a penalty (Don't they all.), but wasn't going to get it. The only thing Arturo gets is YouTube infamy and a lot of referees who won't be giving him calls anytime in the near future. It didn't seem a complete dive, but come on, one must know the difference between the ground and an actual human being.

New Juventus Strikers Will Have to Earn their Places

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Juventus has strengthened its squad with new strikers Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente, but manager Antonio Conte says that their new poachers aren't guaranteed minutes just because of their arrival.

The pair debuted in a 7-0 win against a local amateur group, but the player's solid display has to continue for the pair to remain on the field.

Real Madrid: Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal wanted by Carlo Ancelotti

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Real Madrid are in the opening stages of what is certain to be another major overhaul. New manager Carlo Ancelotti is believed to be targeting a host of new recruits including Juventus midfield star, Arturo Vidal according to Goal.com.

The 26-year-old Chilean international has been flattered by the interest from Madrid according to reports and appears to be interested in what could come of the speculation claiming that he has not renewed his current deal with Juventus:

"I am honoured that a big club [like Real Madrid] is interested.

Arturo Vidal is the Key to Juventus’ Success this Season

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Arturo Vidal, the 25 year-old Chilean, has been the most important player for Juventus this season, leading the side in goals and the assists. Vidal is considered by many the main man responsible for the club retaining the Scudetto this term.

European Weekend Rewind: Juventus clinch second straight Scudetto; Dortmund and Bayern draw; and more

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

Although the result was much closer than they would have liked, Juventus celebrated their second straight Serie A title with their fans in Turin on Sunday.

Juve narrowly edged relegation-threatened Palermo, 1-0, on an Arturo Vidal penalty.

What can Liverpool learn from Juventus?

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Liverpool and Juventus are traditionally two of the biggest names in European football, who have fallen from glory somewhat in recent years. The Turin giants were caught up in a scandal domestically and got themselves relegated from Serie A, but most importantly have returned to somewhere near their best.

Serie A : Milan Fans Wear Balotelli Masks In 1-0 Loss To Juventus

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The Milanistas may have worn their flashy Balotelli masks all over the Juventus Stadium yesterday, but the night belonged to Arturo Vidal and his tattoos!

Vidal scored from the spot, which means that Juventus only need four points from their remaining five games to defend their precious Serie A title.

Milan’s Unbeaten Run Ends As Juventus Edge Closer To Final Victory

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Milan's Unbeaten Run Ends As Juventus Edge Closer To Final Victory is a post from: Serie A Weekly Milan's Unbeaten Run Ends As Juventus Edge Closer To Final Victory is a post from: Serie A Weekly Juventus tightened their grip on the Serie A title with a 1-0 victory over an uninspiring AC Milan at the Juventus stadium.

Juventus Interested in Chicharito Hernandez and Jackson Martinez

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After being knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich, it seems that Juventus will try even harder this upcoming transfer window to obtain a quality striker.

The loss gave Juventus a different perspective about how the season played out.

Serie A Matchday: Vidal Provides The Goals For Juventus

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Serie A Matchday: Vidal Provides The Goals For Juventus is a post from: Serie A Weekly Serie A Matchday: Vidal Provides The Goals For Juventus is a post from: Serie A Weekly A brace from midfielder Arturo Vidal gave Juventus a 2-0 victory over Lazio in Rome to move another step closer to a second successive Serie A title for the Bianconeri.

Juve Move 11 Points Clear At The Top Of Serie A

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Juventus edged closer to the Serie A title on Monday when they beat Lazio 2-0 to move 11 points clear at the top.

Bayern Munich showed Juventus that they have a bit to go before they can compete with the best sides in Europe, they remain the dominant force in Italian football.

It took Juve only eight minutes to take the lead in Rome.

Bayern Munich vs Juventus: Players To Watch in Champions League Quarter Final Clash

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Bayern Munich vs Juventus

The quarterfinal round of the UEFA Champions League kicks off Tuesday with two fantastic matches right off the bat.

First, Barcelona will visit Parc des Princes Stadium to face Paris Saint-Germain in a match many expect Barca to win coming off a dominant performance in the second leg of the round of 16 against AC Milan.

REAL MADRID FOLLOWING JUVENTUS ARTURO VIDAL ?

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Juventus 2-0 Celtic: The Italians Do Not Hold Back as Quagliarella Sends Celtic Packing

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The miracle for Celtic did not come true in Turin and Juventus won 2-0 to became one of the eight finalists of the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League.

Fabio Quagliarella, who was the Man of the Match with a goal and an assist, helped keep his team's three-year unbeaten home European record.

UEFA Champions League: Celtic’s Keys to Victory Against Juventus

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Celtic FC have already climbed one massive hurdle in the 2012-13 Champions League by finishing second in their very tough group and qualifying for the knock-out phase. Their excellent group stage performance was, of course, highlighted by a stunning 2-1 victory over Catalan giants Barcelona at Celtic Park.

Juventus’ Alessandro Matri loses his boot, scores anyway

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Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-0 on Saturday with two first half goals, the second of which came with an added bit of showmanship that even the scorer himself didn't expect. Mirko Vucinic opened the scoring with a belter from outside the box in the 20th minute, but shortly before halftime, Alessandro Matri scored the second and he did it without his boot.

Juventus’ New Policy: A “Young Eye” Towards the Future

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After winning the 2011-12 Serie A league title and leading thus far this season, it is clear that Juventus is finally back. Struggling in the era post-Calciopoli match-fixing scandal, theBianconeri experienced a season relegated to Serie B before returning to the top of the Italian Serie A.

Juventus Transfer News: Bianconeri must do whatever they can to keep Vidal

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The footballing world got turned upside down last week when Pep Guardiola announced that he'd be taking over as the head coach for Bayern Munich next season, and it didn't take long for the first major transfer story to break.

Goal.com reports that the Spaniard is a big admirer of Chilean international Arturo Vidal, and that he would like to make the current Juventus player his first signing for the Bavarians.

Juventus vs. Udinese: The Old Lady looks to extend her lead in the Serie A

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2013 did not start well for the Old Lady of Italian soccer. Juventus have won just one point from a possible six in their last two matches. Coming off a loss to 15th seed Sampdoriaand a tie with 9th seed Parma,Juventus will face off against Udinese at home on Saturday, Jan.

Cagliari vs. Juventus: Difficult Win Illustrates Juve’s Resilience and Antonio Conte’s Influence

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On Friday, Juventus needed a pair of extra-time goals to overcome a stubborn Cagliari side and return to Turin with three points. Despite what the final 1-3 scoreline may suggest, the Bianconeri played one of their poorer games of the season and trailed the Sardinians for most of regular time.

Conte Salutes Juve’s Record Breaking Year

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Juventus coach Antonio Conte expressed pride in his team's achievement after they set a new Italian league record of 94 points in a calendar year with a 3-1 win over Cagliari on Friday.

Victory means Juventus have still dropped just eight points so far this season in their pursuit of a successful title defence and they are clear at the top of Serie A going into the Christmas break.

AC Milan have to get through Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal to beat Juventus

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AC Milan have qualified from the group stage in the Champions League and Juventus is almost in the Round of 16 but there is no time to relax just yet.

The Rossoneri host Juventus on Sunday at 2:45 p.m. ET in a highly anticipated game.

Andrea Pirlo

The Top 10 U-21 Players in Serie A

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The Serie A may be on the decline in recent years as the Italian top flight looks to have, at least in terms of popular opinion, fallen behind the Premier League, Bundesliga and La Liga when looking at Europe's elite leagues. However make no mistake, the Serie A is loaded with top level talent.

Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Gianluigi Buffon, Daniele De Rossi and Mario Balotelli are just a few of the superstars currently plying their trade in Italy, but it's not only these established stars that are lighting up the league, there is an incredibly talented contingent of youngsters coming through the ranks.

Bianconeri Continue Derby della Mole Dominance

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Bianconeri Continue Derby della Mole Dominance is a post from: Serie A Weekly Bianconeri Continue Derby della Mole Dominance is a post from: Serie A Weekly Juventus wrapped up a late win over Torino in the Derby della Mole with goals from Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio. Victory over their city rivals means Juventus only need one more point to clinch their second consecutive Scudetto next.

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Who was Moyes scouting in France?

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Manchester United, it seems, have a penchant for the comic as well as for the dramatic (the drama is normally induced by some staggering ineptitude, but drama remains) when it comes to the transfer window and it appears as the club and David Moyes have decided to step it up a notch this month.

The United manager clocked up enough airmiles in recent weeks to grant himself a life worth of discounted flights, as him and members of his staff flew around Europe to scout different targets which may or may not arrive (the latter is alarmingly probably than the former).

Three things England can expect from Chile friendly

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England have lined up November friendlies with Chile and Germany after qualifying for the World Cup finals earlier this week.

Anyone who watched the Wembley Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund this past May knows plenty about what sort of test Germany will pose.