Ancelotti: Madrid don't need Vidal

The Real Madrid boss is perfectly happy with his options in midfield and has played down Juve director Beppe Marotta’s visit to the Spanish capital

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has insisted that his side do not need to sign Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.

The Chilean has been linked with a variety of clubs after leading the Bianconeri to two straight Serie A titles, most recently the Liga leaders and their arch rivals Barcelona.

However, Ancelotti has denied that Juve director Beppe Marotta came to visit Madrid’s training centre to thrash out a deal for the former Bayer Leverkusen man.

“He came to see the sports centre,” he told La Stampa.

“In midfield we won’t take anyone. We don’t need anyone and [Sami] Khedira will return.”

The Italian also voiced his admiration for Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti, but says that too much should not be expected of the youngster.

“He doesn’t miss anything. He has personality and isn’t afraid, but he shouldn’t play because he is young. At Madrid, I have Jese, who is a phenomenon, but we have many champions.”