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Arsenal have not contacted Arturo Vidal over a potential summer move, according to the agent of the Juventus midfielderReuters

Arturo Vidal's agent has finally broke his silence over a potential move to Arsenal.

Vidal to Arsenal has been one of the transfer stories of the summer, with certain reports, most of them coming out of Chile, suggesting a move has already been agreed, with an announcement expected after the Copa America 2015.

However, recent reports in the UK have suggested Arsenal have ended their interest in Vidal, with Arsene Wenger looking for reinforcements in the holding midfield role rather than the box-to-box category.

Vidal is definitely not a defensive-only minded midfielder, even if he does put in a meaty tackle, and with Arsenal having plenty of options in the playmaking, box-to-box midfield area, the signing of the Chilean will seem a bit of a luxury.

That, however, has not stopped the rumours of a potential move to the Emirates for Vidal, but it looks like the smoke was created without any fire, with the Juventus midfielder's agent Fernando Felicevich insisting there has been no contact from Arsenal.

"There is no contact between Vidal and Arsenal," Tuttomercatoweb quoted Felicevich.

That should nip all those transfer rumours in the bud for now, but expect the story to find some legs once the Copa America ends later this week.

Chile play Argentina in what promises to be a humdinger of a final, and once that big match is done, Vidal's future is likely to become clearer.

Juventus have reportedly told Vidal's agent they are willing to let the midfielder leave for a suitable fee, but it remains to be seen what clubs come in with an offer, if that turns out to be true.

A price of £21million has been quoted, which is not that high for the midfielder, who has bags of quality.

The transfer to Arsenal looks unlikely, though, as Wenger would struggle to find a place for the Chilean, especially with Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere all playing in that box-to-box role alongside a holding midfielder.

Wenger is more likely to sign someone like a William Carvalho or even a Lars Bender or Sven Bender. What cannot be denied, however, is that Vidal will add more quality, star power and a winning mentality to the Arsenal squad, which could inspire the rest of the players to help put in a more sustained title challenge.

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