Italy head coach and soon-to-be Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has expressed his desire to manage Bayern Munich’s star midfielder Arturo Vidal.
According to Sky Sports, when questioned about his future in Munich and if he would like to re-join Conte at the reigning Premier League champions, Vidal was coy and joked about his relationship with the 46-year-old.
If I go to war, I would take Conte with me – we will see what happens.
A move to Chelsea is looking inevitable, to say the least, for Conte ahead of the summer and it comes as no surprise to see the Italian tactician lining up his targets already as a summer overhaul looks likely.
Conte worked with the Chilean midfielder during his tenure at Juventus, before he took the Italy national team job as head coach and Vidal sealed a move to German champions Bayern Munich.
With Guardiola moving to Manchester City, some players may follow him out of Munich.
Arturo Vidal said he’d take me to war with him? I’d take Vidal too. He’s an amazing player. I must admit at Juve, I found him hard to fit in.
In my head, I wanted to play a 4-2-4 and 4-4-2, but seeing the intensity of Vidal getting up and down the pitch, I switched to 4-3-3 which then transformed into 3-5-2.
A move for Vidal from Chelsea would be a simply incredible one as the 28-year-old continues to impress at the very highest standard of European football.
Bolstering Chelsea’s midfield may be a key target for Conte when he inevitably comes in as the new manager in the summer, posing the question as to who could possibly be a better signing than Arturo Vidal?
He has extraordinary physical and technical attributes, if I get to coach him a little more it’d be fantastic. I want him on all my teams.