by Lewis Ambrose

As I wrote on Monday, the claims surrounding a deal between Arsenal and Arturo Vidal have started to feel like they won’t go away, but maybe they are about to.

Various reports have strongly linked Arsenal with a move for the Chilean midfielder, but more reliable sources have now commented on those rumours.

After Arsenal announced the deal for Petr Čech, both David Ornstein of BBC Sport and Jeremy Wilson of the Telegraph tweeted that Vidal is not being considered by Arsenal. Both men are likely briefed by the press office at the club and it is clear by now that officials at Arsenal wanted to make it obvious that a move for Vidal is not in place and should not be expected.

From the other end of things, Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio insists that Juventus have no interest in selling the midfielder at this very moment.

He also said that he club are denying that any offers have been received for the 28 year-old.

A deal for Arturo Vidal would arguably not make much sense to Arsenal anyway, and it certainly isn’t looking very likely right now.