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Juventus rejected bids for Pogba & Vidal, reveals Marotta

Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta has revealed that the club turned down bids from "top European clubs" for both Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal during the summer.

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Goal previously reported that Chelsea were preparing a lucrative contract offer for Pogba, while Vidal was a top target for Manchester United throughout the transfer window.

Marotta has refused to disclose the identities of the interested parties but he did confirm that official approaches were made for both midfielders.

"Yes, absolutely, some offers arrived from abroad, from top European clubs," he told Processo del Lunedi. "But we decided not to indulge them.

"We were in a position not to accept and we did with great awareness of the fact that we are talking about two very important components of our squad."

Marotta also announced that Juve are optimistic about their chances of agreeing a contract extension with wing-back Stephan Lichtsteiner, whose current deal expires at the end of the season.

"We are negotiating and working with his representatives," the 57-year-old confirmed.

"We're very happy with how he's done, so if there are the right conditions [for a new deal], we want him to continue with us."

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