The Chilean player is expected to undergo a medical with the Bavarians before the end of this week. Vidal has been a driving force in the Juventus team since he arrived at the club in 2011.
Due to the transfer of Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United, Vidal is considered as a suitable replacement for the former club captain. Juventus on the other hand have also lost some of their key players. Andrea Pirlo and Carlos Tevez are among the few players that have already left the Turin side. The Old Lady are also said to be in talks with FC Bayern to sign Mario Gotze.
Director General of Juventus FC, Guiseppe Marotta, has confirmed that their Chilean player is set to depart from the club. The Juventus boss has concurred that the midfield is going to follow players like Angelo Ogbonna and Carlos Tevez, who recently left the Italian champions. Initial reports from gambling news suggest that Mario Gotze is set to leave FC Bayern as part of the deal to buy Vidal.
Marotta has however commented on the speculation. According to the website Goal, the Director General mentioned that “Gotze is a Bayern player and we are in talks for him.” Juventus have also been heavily linked with a move to sign German midfielder Julian Draxler. Speaking about the FC Schalke winger, the Juventus boss said “As for Draxler? I don’t know who will arrive at Juventus; we only know the kind of player we want.”
Arturo Vidal is set to sign a four year deal around the amount of GBP 90,000 a week. The Chilean player has won four Serie A titles since his arrival at Juventus in 2011. The midfield maestro is expected to go through a medical checkup at Munich before the end of the week. According to gambling law news, the midfielder is supposed to be a replacement for Franck Ribery who has been plagued with injuries for over a year now.
Arturo Vidal’s agent, Fernando Felicevich, is reported to be in Munich in order to put the final touches to the deal. The Chilean player previously played for German club Bayern Leverkusen between 2007 and 2011. The current transfer window has been a very busy one for both Bayern Munich and Juventus. The Bavarians have recently bought Brazilian striker Douglas Costa, for GBP 21.3m. On the other hand players like Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic have also signed for Juventus FC. Furthermore, the Old Lady also acquired Sami Khedira from Real Madrid.
Despite Bayern Munich rejecting a swap deal for Arturo Vidal and Mario Gotze, Juventus are still showing interest to sign the German midfielder. General Manager of Juventus FC Beppe Marotta has also confirmed that the Chilean player has penned a five-year deal with FC Bayern. In a press conference at Turin, the Juventus boss further mentioned that the club is not ready to sell their highly rated midfielder, Paul Pogba. The French midfielder is valued at a price of EUR 100m by the Italian giants.
Commenting on the speculations surrounding Mario Gotze, the manager mentioned “Gotze has a profile with characteristics we are looking for, but we have not started any negotiations with Bayern.” According to sports scores news, the Juventus boss further stated “all we have done is made an enquiry. We have good relations with the Germans. Should they or the players express a desire to change, then we will be the first to seek a meeting to evaluate his signing.”