Arturo Vidal will have to submit a formal transfer request if he wants to leave Juventus according to the club.
Juventus’ general director Giuseppe Marotta has reportedly told both the Chile international and Paul Pogba, who is reportedly a target of Chelsea, Manchester United and City, according to the aforementioned source, that they will need to hand in a transfer request if they wish to leave Turin.
Despite having made several additions to their squad this summer, the Italian champions are adamant they will not sell their most prized assets unless they are forced to do so.
Marotta told Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport:
“We will not sell our best players, our top assets unless the players themselves ask us to leave.
“In addition, we don’t need cash so we’re not prepared to accept any discount offers on the price of our players.”
This would mean that Vidal would be forced to push through a potential move to the Gunners, if he is to join the club this summer.
The 28-year-old is one of the best midfielders in the world right now and Arsenal will be desperate to secure a signing of Vidal’s stature, as it could possibly be the missing link to push the North London club towards a Premier League title next season.
Vidal scored seven goals in 28 league appearances last season and he showed his ability to influence defensively as well, winning 74 tackles and 35 aerial duels as Juventus won Serie A and the Coppa Italia – while they finished as runners-up in the Champions League.
Arsenal will no doubt be hoping Vidal does in fact request a transfer possibly allowing them to swoop for one of the best in the business.