Another day, another transfer story.
According to The Sun, Antonio Conte’s top target in the upcoming had been Roma’s Radja Nainggolan, but the Italian is not prepared to pay the £51.5million that Roma wanted for the Belgian midfielder – instead, Conte has turned his attention to Vidal, with whom he shared a great relationship at Juventus.
The Italian will move quickly for the Chilean as he seeks to continue his assault on the Premier League.
Buoyed by the massive payout after selling Oscar for £52m, the Chelsea boss will lodge an initial offer of around £34m. But Bayern are likely to reject that and will hold out for closer to £40m.
Arturo Vidal has been a major target for a number of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United who have made official bids to sign him in the past. Vidal is a very strong holding midfielder who has great technique and vision. He can be a great midfielder for Chelsea but where does this leave Cesc Fabregas?
Recently, Fabregas has been in the starting line up but will it last? Is Conte just giving him his last few chances? Or will he instead decide to sell or drop another midfielder?
Such questions remain to be answered but what we know for sure is that as a serial Serie A winner, not to mention being part of the Chile squad to have won the Copa America twice in recent history, Vidal is winner and would improve any team.