Chelsea are in the market for another midfielder in the January transfer window, and Arturo Vidal of Bayern Munich is the one who spoke about a move today.
However, it looks Antonio Conte is set on developing his midfield.
After rumours of an opportunistic move for AS Roma player Radja Nainggolan, there is a new name arriving on the back sides linked to a transfer to Stamford Bridge.
Bayern Munich top man Arturo Vidal is considered to be free as the Bundesliga victors close in on the move for Schalke’s Leon Goretzka.
The incoming German would arrive on an open leaving Vidal excess to terms.
Vidal would be the ideal fit for a Chelsea squad that needs to increase defensive protection for N’golo Kante. They also could do with computing goals from midfield. The Chilean offers both points to the Blues.
Speaking today, Vidal said he has caught the rumours of Chelsea’s interest but deflected the discussion. While he admits the speculation, he says his focus is Bayern Munich and the goals which lie ahead.
It is very likely that nothing will happen until the prospect of Goretzka is clear.
The expectation is he will take Munich, but there’s a host of Premier League clubs assuming they can get him.
Jurgen Klopp has made a massive push for his signing and Arsenal would severely love him to come to North London.