Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri hopes to use Arturo Vidal sooner rather than later.
Arturo Vidal has had an eventful summer tour, despite not playing a single minute for Juventus.
New coach Massimiliano Allegri is unconcerned, and says he hopes to see the Chilean international back in black and white colours very soon.
He told a press conference, and the microphones of Gazzetta dello Sport:
"Vidal how is he? He is a lion in a cage. He would like to play, but he needs to train more.
"Arturo has a great spirit. It is normal that there are rumors about him: the great teams go to look for the big players. But Vidal is already a great team."
The ongoing transfer speculation over the midfielder has overshadowed Juventus's entire pre-season tour, but it appears Manchester United may miss the boat.
The Red Devils were said to be concerned over his knee injury, and his failure to get fit to play in pre-season has not helped in that regard.
It is not however expected to be a serious problem, and United may live to regret not being more decisive.
Any appeal for Juventus to cash in, and spend the £50 million plus on players of their own, reduces every single day, with less time available to sign their own additions.
Have United left it too late to sign Vidal?