Bayern Munich ace Arturo Vidal has highlighted that he could consider a move away from Allianz Arena this summer, provided a Champions League club comes calling. The Chile international has been linked with both Chelsea and Manchester United in the past but the former appear out of the race based on the midfielder’s comments.
In a report covered by Metro, Vidal indicated that he could pursue a fresh challenge from the Bavarian giants but his suitors should offer him the assurance of Champions League football. The 31-year-old had strongly been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge last summer after Antonio Conte admitted that he would welcome a reunion but that appears highly unlikely to happen now.
Chelsea are due to ply their trade in the Europa League next term and this supposedly rules out a move for Vidal. Moreover, Conte is widely expected to be sacked in the next few days and the new manager may have different plans in place for the club.
On the contrary, United could be an option for Vidal, but it is yet to be seen whether Mourinho would prefer signing the enforcer. The Portuguese tactician would no doubt be looking to add experience in the midfield ranks following the retirement of Michael Carrick but Vidal’s age could hamper his chances of earning a long-term deal.
Vidal has played a prominent role for Bayern Munich since joining them from Juventus three seasons ago but his position in the starting lineup could come under question next term, considering Leon Goretzka is due to link up with the club. The Chilean is presently contracted to Bayern until June 2019 and the failure to agree on an extension could see him leave Munich during this summer’s transfer window.