For a football club, the decision to sell a big-name player is perhaps one of the hardest that will be made throughout the course of a season. Weighing up a big-money offer alongside a game-changing player never provides definitive answers about which way to sway, and often, the repercussions of any decision made isn't felt until weeks later.
According to Goal.com, however, that time is now upon Italian giants Juventus, after it was reported that German heavyweights Bayern Munich were in the hunt for powerhouse midfielder Arturo Vidal.
The Chilean—who arrived from Bayer Leverkusen at the start of last season—has proved instrumental in the middle of the park for the Bianconeri and has rightly attracted such attention.
By all accurate accounts, it seems that Pep Guardiola's side are considering offering Antonio Conte's side €30 million for the services of the 25-year-old. Despite this, Juventus are keen to hold onto Vidal, especially considering just how well he works in tandem with Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio.
Following Juventus' undefeated Scudetto run last year, Vidal emerged as crucial player for The Old Lady. His ability to find the back of the net when Juventus most needed it made him indispensable in Turin. He has already reached a tally of 10 goals for the season, including three in the UEFA Champions League.
Last season, it was also reported by Goal.com, that defending Spanish champions Real Madrid were in the hunt to bring Vidal to the Santiago Bernabeu. Despite this, Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta revealed Vidal is not for sale at any price, saying:
It is true that Real Madrid have contacted his agent, but he is not for sale.It's not a matter of negotiating a transfer fee. It's quite simple. Arturo is a key player for Juventus right now and for the future. End of story.
Juventus travel to Rome looking to build their lead at the top of the Italian Serie A. After playing the full 90 minutes in Juve's 3-0 victory over Celtic at Parkhead, Vidal is also expected to start against Roma.