Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is hoping to reunite with midfielder Arturo Vidal after the pair worked together at Juventus.The Italian is looking to fortify his team in the January transfer window and why it is nearly impossible to imagine he could get Vidal next month, he is not ruling out the possibility of making a move for the player who is valued at £53million by Bayern Munich.
After initially refusing to talk about a player in a different team in his post-match press conference, Conte did eventually reveal his thoughts on the Chile international after their 2-0 defeat of Brighton.
“I don’t speak about players from other teams’ card,” he said.
“I must be honest, it’s not right to talk about a player of another team. Especially if you try to link this player with us.
“But Arturo is a fantastic player, I have a great respect for Arturo, and we spent many years in Juventus together.
“If we go to war, I’d always want him with me.”
Conte won three Serie A title with Vidal at Juventus and with the Chilean’s contract at Bayern coming to an end in the summer of 2019, Bayern might be tempted to cash in on him if they fail to convince him to sign a new contract.