Arturo Vidal will have another chance to impress his admirers at Chelsea when he faces Arsenal with Bayern Munich tonight.
The Chilean was man-of-the-match for the Bavarians at the weekend, and he’s been a big hit since arriving at the Allianz Arena in 2015.
That has seen him linked with a move to link up with Antonio Conte, a manager he knows well from the pair’s time at Juventus.
Speaking to German publication Bild, he has tried to pour cold water on those rumours, but it’s unlikely to stop them anytime soon.
“These are just rumours that are emerging quickly,” he said.
“After all, I played four very successful years under coach Conte at Juventus.
“But there is no reason for me to leave Bayern. I wear this jersey with pride. I feel happy, my wife feels happy, and the children are happy. And I still have big goals in Munich.”
The 29-year-old is under contract with the Bundesliga leaders until 2019, so there would be no reason for Carlo Ancelotti to let him go.
Vidal would be perfect for Chelsea nonetheless as he could fit in alongside N’Golo Kante in central midfield.
Neither Nemanja Matic nor Cesc Fabregas seem to have done enough to permanently convince Conte, so it would make sense for the Italian to turn to one of his old Juventus allies.