In a recent interview, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte made it quite evident that he would be more than happy to work with Vidal once again – after the pair’s Juventus stint. And now it seems as if the Italian finally has a chance to sign him up. But there is a catch.
According to pundit Julien Laurens, Bayern Munich will be more than happy to entertain an offer for the Chilean International but the manager Jupp Heynckes has made it pretty clear that he is not ready to let players leave during the January transfer window.
“I think the player that Bayern want to off-load is Arturo Vidal,” Laurens told BBC Sport.
“I think it’s an open secret that Bayern think that his attitude, tactical indiscipline and injury problems – although he hasn’t missed many games because he’s been managed well – are a concern.
“If there was an offer for him then Bayern would be very happy to entertain it – but not now.
“Manager Jupp Heynckes has categorically ruled out letting anyone go in January but in the summer I think they would be happy to listen to any offers.”
So it looks as if Chelsea will have the option to sign Arturo Vidal – it’s just that they will have to wait until the summer in order to bring the midfielder to Stamford Bridge.