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Vidal flattered by Madrid talk

Juventus midfielder Aturo Vidal has admitted he is flattered by reported interest from Real Madrid.

There have been a number of reports circulating that the Chilean could be interested in a potential move to the Spanish giants, but the midfield enforcer has said he is focused on readying himself for his national side for the World Cup.

Vidal has been in fine form for the Italian table-toppers, scoring 16 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions this term.

Speaking to broadcaster Radio Cooperativa, he said: "I'm fine in Juventus and I'm working hard to achieve all my goals.

"The interest of Real Madrid - it flatters me but as I say, I just think to give my best with Juventus and Chile."

The midfielder, known for his tough tackling, also spoke out about his intentions to be in the ultimate physical condition in preparation for the World Cup.

He added: "I hope to arrive at the World Cup in my best shape."