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Red Devils and Arsenal miss out as Arturo Vidal joins Bayern Munich

By Staff Reporter

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has completed his move to Bayern Munich from Juventus.

The German champions have confirmed that Vidal  has signed a four-year contract and the 28-year-old moves for a fee reported to be £26million.

Vidal, who scored 35 goals in 124 Serie A appearances for Juventus, has just returned from winning the Copa America with Chile.

Vidal won the double with Juventus and reached the Champions League final last season and had been linked with possible moves to Manchester United and Arsenal.

He told Bayern's official website: "This is a new step in my career and I want to help the team and win trophies. It's a dream come true for me.

"I wanted to take another big step forward in my career. I want to keep developing as a player and win important trophies like the Champions League. I think the best opportunity to do so is with Bayern.

"We weren't a long way off winning all three competitions last season. I hope we can pull it off with Bayern. That has to be the target."

Vidal played in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen from 2007 to 2011 when they won the German Cup and were league runners-up.

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