Dusan Vlahovic has insisted he is “very happy” at Juventus and his agent is handling negotiations over a new contract despite transfer interest from Arsenal and Manchester United.
90min recently reported that the Premier League duo are long-term admirers of Vlahovic and have been keeping an eye on contract talks in Turin, though Juventus were hopeful of agreeing terms over a new deal.
The Bianconeri have now been handed a boost in their bid to keep Vlahovic after he admitted in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport he is happy with life at the club and talks are ongoing with sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli regarding his contract situation.
“I still have two-and-a-half years left on my contract, we are in no hurry, but Giuntoli and my agent are already talking. I am very happy to stay here,” Vlahovic said.
“I play in one of the most important teams in the world, I am honoured and proud, for now I see myself here.”
Vlahovic was heavily linked with a move away from Juventus during the summer transfer window, with Arsenal, United and Bayern Munich all tipped to make offers for the Serbia international. He opened up on the outside noise from the window.
“I didn’t experience it as a different summer from the others, from my point of view nothing happened. I have always been focused and calm, even during the tour in America, when I missed the match against Milan due to a physical problem. I have always been calm,” he continued.
When asked if he gave consideration to leaving Juventus, Vlahovic replied: “No, I was always sure I wanted to stay.
“The noises are always there, and they are part of the game, if we start listening to everyone, we can go crazy. I isolated myself and only thought about the retreat and in the end I’m very happy I stayed. It was what I wanted.”