Leverkusen won't sell Vidal
Bayer Leverkusen are refusing to bow down to Arturo Vidal's wishes of a switch to Bayern Munich.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 16/06/11 12:57pm
Bayer Leverkusen executive Wolfgang Holzhauser is refusing to bow down to Arturo Vidal's wishes of a switch to Bayern Munich.
Vidal has made it clear he wants to leave Leverkusen this summer, claiming that Bayern have offered around £8.8million for his services.
But his current club have no plans to sell the midfielder, who joined Leverkusen from Colo-Colo in 2007.
Holzhauser told Deutsche Presseagentur: "Arturo Vidal is a player of Bayer Leverkusen and he will remain at our club.
"He will not be moving on to Bayern Munich. All bodies and committees of our club have put up this unanimous decision."
Vidal recently told BILD: "I want to join Bayern Munich. I want to join them now. I definitely want both clubs to agree a fee and the respective transfer.
"Bayer Leverkusen have received an official bid from Bayern Munich for my services, it is worth €10million (£8.8m).
"The people and the fans at Leverkusen will have to forgive me for doing that, it's a unique opportunity.
"I have always given my very best for Bayer Leverkusen. I do not want to move on while being in conflict with the club."