The latest name comes as a bit of a surprise: Arturo Vidal. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, technical director Michael Emenalo was at Bayern Munich’s clash with Juventus on Tuesday night for Vidal’s first match against his former club. Emenalo is said to have wanted to scout the central midfield in-person.
Vidal started and played a full 90 minutes in a dramatic 2-2 draw against the Italian’s former side.
The move would make sense for both Bayern Munich and Chelsea. The Blues are in need of a squad overhaul, and Vidal hasn’t exactly fitted in at Bayern as well as Pep Guardiola had hoped – tallying just seven assists and three goals in 33 appearances.
Signing a player like Vidal is something that is missing from the current squad, and someone that Conte can build a team around. In case you forgot, Conte is the manager who brought Vidal to Juventus back in 2011 for a fee of €10.5 million. In addition, the report from Di Marzio also states that Chelsea are set to meet with Conte’s intermediaries in London on Thursday.