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Juventus has confirmed that midfielder Arturo Vidal has asked to join Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta told a media conference that Vidal is likely to leave the Italian champions.

"We’ve always said we won’t sell players unless the players indicate that’s what they want,” Marotta told a press conference.

“That’s how it was. Tevez asked to return home to Argentina. Pirlo made some assessments, and decided he wanted a new experience.

“Ogbonna asked for opportunity and consistency in playing time, and as for Vidal, I asked him before I went to meet the Bayern Munich leadership."

“He confirmed he wanted a different experience. I’d also emphasise that the player had a contract ending in 2017, while they’re offering him a five-year contract, and that’s very important for his future."