Juventus select Vidal for Asia tour

The midfielder has been linked with a move to Manchester United, but the Chile star will travel with the rest of the squad as the club refuse to sanction his exit

Juventus have named Arturo Vidal in their 28-man squad for their pre-season tour of Asia as they continue to rebuff interest in the midfielder.

The Chile international has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United, but new boss Massimiliano Allegri has ruled out the prospect of him departing.

The 27-year-old joins a strong travelling party for the champions' tour of Indonesia, Australia and Singapore, which also includes, Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba and Carlos Tevez.

Tevez's father - Segundo - was kidnapped in Buenos Aires on Tuesday before being released the same day, which saw the Argentine striker miss Juventus' friendly with Cesena on Wednesday.

But with his father free again and reportedly healthy, the 30-year-old will join Allegri's squad for their Asian tour ahead of their clash with Indonesia in Jakarta on Wednesday.

The Bianconeri will then face the A-League All Stars in Sydney on Sunday, before playing the Singapore All Stars in Singapore on August 16.