Allegri: Vidal is happy to stay at Juve
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Massimiliano Allegri is convinced midfielder Arturo Vidal will remain with Juventus for the forthcoming season.

The Chilean's future has been a hot topic of conversation with numerous reports circulating that Manchester United were set to break their transfer record to secure his services.

However, Allegri, who replaced Antonio Conte as Bianconeri coach, has poured cold water on the rumours.

Allegri told the club's official website: "Vidal is fundamental for Juventus and not just in practical terms. He is very motivated and he is happy to stay."

Allegri revealed he had met with Vidal to discuss his fitness, with the 27-year-old undergoing an operation on his right knee towards the end of last season shortly before competing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, where Chile were knocked out of the Round of 16 by the host nation on penalties.

Allegri said: "I spoke to him to satisfy myself of his physical condition as he was operated on and then played a World Cup, so he will train on a special schedule for a few days."