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Chelsea want Arturo Vidal as Bayern Munich prepare to get rid of midfielder this summer

Chilean midfield powerhouse is nearing the end of his time in Bavaria following capture of Leon Goretzka from Schalke

Bayern Munich are reportedly set to axe Arturo Vidal at the end of the season.

And that could open the door for Chelsea to make a move, according to TMW.

Bayern Munich are set to axe Arturo Vidal... and Chelsea are ready to pounce

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Bayern Munich are set to axe Arturo Vidal… and Chelsea are ready to pounce

Vidal, 30, has spent three seasons at Bayern after joining from Juventus in 2015.

He was a key player with the Italians during Antonio Conte’s reign in Turin.

The duo enjoyed a strong working relationship as they won three consecutive Serie A titles together.

And it’s believed Conte wants to bring Vidal to Stamford Bridge this summer – as long as he remains in a job.


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Vidal remains close allies with former Juventus boss Antonio Conte

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Vidal remains close allies with former Juventus boss Antonio Conte

But Chelsea’s hierarchy have shown that they are open to signing experienced players for relatively reasonable prices, with Olivier Giroud joining from Arsenal on deadline day for around £18m.

Even if Conte were to leave, Vidal could still be tempted by the prospect of challenging for the Premier League title.


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But he could yet make a stunning return to Italy, with Inter Milan and AC Milan both said to be keeping tabs.

Meanwhile, Bayern are happy to let Vidal leave after securing Leon Goretzka on a free transfer from Schalke, and they don’t want his progress to be hindered by competition from the Chilean.

Vidal has spent three seasons at Bayern Munich

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Vidal has spent three seasons at Bayern Munich

Vidal has spent three seasons at Bayern Munich

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The Chilean will be replaced by Leon Goretzka, who has agreed a free transfer from Schalke