- Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal wants a transfer to Chelsea
- The Chile international has been linked with the Blues before
- It’s previously been claimed Vidal could cost Chelsea as much as £52million
- READ MORE: Chelsea agree £50m transfer swoop as star’s reps in London to finalise terms today
Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal reportedly wants a transfer to Chelsea following initial contacts being made over a move last summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Chile international played under Antonio Conte at Juventus and could be an ideal signing for his Blues side as they’ve struggled in midfield since the departure of Nemanja Matic.
The Serbian was allowed to join rivals Manchester United in the summer and replacement buys such as Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater haven’t really worked out.
??? CONFIRMADO: #Chelsea hace contactos oficiales con el #BayernMúnich para fichar a Arturo Vidal ?? (30). La negociación empezó con una primera oferta de 37M€, los alemanes quieren 60. pic.twitter.com/BxleHfOVe8
— Pipe Sierra (@PipeSierraR) January 2, 2018
Vidal is certainly a higher calibre of player as he’s shown throughout his entire career at a number of top European clubs.
It remains to be seen if Chelsea are still in for the 30-year-old, with the Mirror merely reporting that the player himself is keen on the move to Stamford Bridge.
Vidal has recently been linked with Chelsea by Chilean journalist Pipe Sierra, who stated he’d likely cost them as much as £52million.
While that seems a lot for a player heading into surely the final years of his career, in this market it may be worth it to bolster a hugely important area for Chelsea.