Juventus set to fine Vidal for night out on eve of crucial Roma game

Arturo Vidal was dropped for Juventus' top-of-the-table clash with Roma after a night out on the eve of the match.

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Arturo Vidal is facing further disciplinary action from his club Juventus for having a night out ahead of the Serie A match with Roma.

The South American was dropped to the bench for Sunday’s 3-2 win after staying out until the early hours of Friday morning.

Photographs which show the 27-year-old Chile midfielder in a Turin bar have been circulating in the Italian media, with the club now reportedly set to fine him 100,000 euros.

"Vidal is the typical South American player,” Juve club administrator, Giuseppe Marotta said to Italian TV channel Rai Sport. "The history of football is full of these types of stories.

"(Former Juventus great and Argentina international Omar) Sivori was one of them, so was (ex-Inter Milan and Argentina star Antonio) Angelillo and many others.

"South Americans are like that. They live certain situations in their own way, they have a way to celebrate and to enjoy themselves.

"We just have to keep him (Vidal) at bay and control him. From a football standpoint, we cannot say anything. A fine of 100,000 euros ($126,000)? Perhaps it’s not enough."

Vidal, who joined Juve in 2011 from Bayer Leverkusen, was strongly linked with a move away from Turin over the summer.

Manchester United were among the top European clubs keen to acquire his services.

However, Juve had no intention of selling one of the key players in their three successive scudetti triumphs.

"We had considerable offers for Paul Pogba and Vidal from top foreign clubs but we decided not to act on them,” Marotta said.

Marotta also revealed Juve are working on extending the deal of defender Stephan Lichtsteiner.

The Switzerland international is under contract with the Turin giants until next summer, but has been linked with moves to Manchester City and Paris St Germain.