Chelsea and Manchester United target cleared to seal summer transfer

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Bayern Munich will sell Arturo Vidal in the summer transfer window following recent links with Chelsea and Manchester United, it has been claimed.

Responding to a Bayern fan account regarding a story from Kicker that the signing of Leon Goretzka at Bayern means one of Vidal or Thiago Alcantara will be offloaded, Bild journalist Christian Falk responded stating it would be the former.

This follows a recent report from the Daily Star linking Vidal with both Chelsea and Manchester United for a potential transfer fee of around £53million.

The Chile international has been one of the finest midfield players in Europe down the years, impressing greatly at both Juventus and Bayern Munich.

Goretzka is due to join Bayern on a free transfer from Schalke in the summer and will provide serious competition for places at the Allianz Arena, meaning Vidal looks like being the unlucky player.

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Could Arturo Vidal be set for the axe at Bayern Munich amid Man Utd and Chelsea links?

The 30-year-old could make a fine fit in the Premier League, however, with his energetic and combative style of play seemingly making him perfectly suited to the English game.

Both United and Chelsea look in need of a signing of that quality in that area of the pitch as well, with Michael Carrick set to retire and Marouane Fellaini out of contract in the summer at Old Trafford.

Chelsea, meanwhile, made a few dud signings in Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater last summer, with neither player looking good enough to replace the departing Nemanja Matic.

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