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Juventus rebuffs Bayern approach for Arturo Vidal
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Juventus rebuffs Bayern approach for Arturo Vidal

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has dismissed rumors that he is set to join either Barcelona or Real Madrid.

The Chilean has been with the Italian champions since 2011 and was instrumental as Antonio Conte's men won back-to-back Scudetti in his two full seasons at the club.

Vidal has been linked with a variety of clubs, but has branded reports of an impending move to La Liga "ridiculous", insisting that his focus is on winning the league with the Bianconeri.

"Me to Real Madrid or Barcelona? It's ridiculous," he told reporters. "It's a non-story. All I want to do is win the league with Juventus and have a good World Cup."

The 26-year-old joined Juve from Bayer Leverkusen and is looking forward to reconnecting with some familiar rivals when his country plays Germany on Wednesday.

"I know most of Germany's players," he said. "I have played against virtually all of them. But we are a young team with pace. We are attacking, we run a lot and we like playing good football.

"Our game is similar to Borussia Dortmund's in last season's Champions League."

Vidal has scored 11 goals in 25 Serie A games as Juve sit 11 points clear of Roma in the title race.

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