Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are discussing the possibility of a club-record deal this summer, after flicking through the back pages of the papers at the bar.
Spanish outlet El Mercurio states that the Blues will move this summer for Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, who is valued at a whopping £56m by the Bundesliga giants.
Conte has worked with Vidal previously at Juventus and the Chilean could create a devastating midfield duo at Stamford Bridge, partnering with last summer’s star signing N’Golo Kante. The notion of seeing that ferocious pair together has the mouths of our west London locals watering.
Vidal, now 29, has established himself as a serial winner during his career; winning 4 Serie A crowns, one Bundesliga title and five further domestic honours during his decade in Europe- as well as two Copa America crowns with his national side.
Rated as one of the finest midfielders in the world, Vidal’s arrival would help Chelsea establish themselves as a force within Europe once again and our landlord believes they’ll launch a bid past the £50m mark this summer, which would set a new club record for a transfer.
Chelsea fans, is an expensive swoop for Vidal what you need next summer? Let us know in the comments below!