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Vidal to make Juve move

Chilean midfielder close to completing Serie A switch

Last Updated: 21/07/11 12:05pm

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Vidal: Looking forward to taking on a new challenge in Italy

Vidal: Looking forward to taking on a new challenge in Italy

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Arturo Vidal has revealed that he is set to secure a switch to Juventus from German outfit Bayer Leverkusen.

The Chile international had put discussions regarding his future on hold while he represented his country at the Copa America.

He is, however, now in a position to decide what his next move will be, and he has opted to try his luck in Serie A.

The 24-year-old midfielder is on his way to Italy to thrash out terms with Juve and admits he cannot wait to experience life at one of European football's most iconic clubs.

"I'm happy, it's a big and important step for my career at one of the biggest clubs in Europe," said Vidal.

Opportunity

"I'm very content about this new opportunity that I'm being given. It's a new team which is being built with the aim of being champions and qualifying for international competitions."

Vidal, who has spent the last four years in Germany with Leverkusen, added: "My experience in Germany will be useful to me in Italy because tactically it's a similar kind of football."

Leverkusen are reluctant sellers, but general manager Rudi Voller has confirmed that an agreement to take Vidal to Turin is close.

He told Tuttosport: "We are in touch with the authorities of Juventus and we are close to sealing a deal."

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