VIDAL NOT KEEN ON CHELSEA SWITCH
Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal is not keen on the switch to Chelsea as he prefers to remain in Germany until the end of the season, according to reports. Vidal wants to ignore the Premier League side and focus on the treble push at the Allianz Arena, especially with the new manager returning confidence to the team.
Antonio Conte’s side has been linked with a £32.5 million move for the Chilean box to box midfielder. Vidal worked with Conte whilst he was in charge at Juventus. The Italian coach seeks a reunion but the Bayern star is looking to see off the current season with his present employers rather than jump on the ship to Stamford Bridge this January.
Bayern still have the chance to win the German Bundesliga, the German Cup and the UEFA Champions League. With these, Vidal insists he has enough on his plate, even though there seems to have been a little slump at some point this term.
Vidal confirmed the interest in him but pushed it aside, saying he is “only looking day to day” at the German side. Bayern are 11 points ahead of Schalke so they are favourites to lift the league title. They have regained their confidence and are likely to get past the Round of 16 so they have a decent shot at continental glory. They will face Paderborn in the last eight of the German Cup that they are favourites to win.
Aside all these, Coach Jupp Heynckes insists that Vidal would not exit in the January window. Conte would need to take his search elsewhere as the Blues desperately seek reinforcements.