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Chelsea are making progress in their pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, according to Bild (via the Express).

Vidal is widely considered one of the best players in the middle of the park anywhere in the world. The midfield general worked alongside Chelsea manager Antonio Conte during his time at Juventus.

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Arturo Vidal and Antonio Conte worked together during their time with Juventus.

It looks as though Conte is keen to reunite with Vidal at Stamford Bridge. German publication Bild report that Chelsea have taken the ‘first steps’ towards singing the Chile international from Bayern.

Bild believe that Bayern are open to the idea of parting with Vidal, and a move to Stamford Bridge to link-up with former boss Conte could be an appealing option for him.

The prospect of him lining up alongside N’Golo Kante in midfield in SW6 is utterly mouthwatering. Let’s hope that this move materialises.

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Theo
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Theo
He’s exactly what we need. It’s not just about where he plays, he’s a leader, and we’ve lost a lot of those in the last few years. I’d love him at The Bridge, but I can’t see it happening. The money he would cost, and at his age, he’d have… Read more »
Unionjack
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In these days of physio,medical,dietry excellence (specially at the Bridge) players are like butchers dogs. Vidal is fit as a fiddle and plays the whole 90mins each game. No subbing off at 70mins. We could get more than our use out of him for a good 4 years. And look… Read more »
Unionjack
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I thought it would be very hard to get him. Mainly as they are still in the CL and would no doubt be in need of his services. But if we could get him I’d be happy. A 3 man CM of Vidal,Kante and Drinks/Cescy would be very interesting not… Read more »
buddha9
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buddha9

no not for me we need another striker

Iwapele
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Iwapele

You are very correct,we really need another striker as our only Morata plays like torres…I mean fatigue body

Theo
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Theo

It’s not an either/or