Antonio Conte Seeking Reunion With £33 Million Midfield Star at Chelsea
As the Premier League season reaches its midway point during the January transfer window, Chelsea are one of many sides seeking reinforcements.
It seems Italian coach Antonio Conte has already identified his main target too, with the Blues boss having launched an early offer for one of his former players.
Current Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal is reportedly the subject of an opening £33 million bid from the London club, with Conte hoping for a reunion with his former midfield ace.
The pair worked together during their time at Italian giants Juventus in Serie A and could soon do so again at Stamford Bridge.
Although, the Bavarians are believed to want closer to £53 million for Vidal, who helped Conte win three Scudettos during their time together in Turin.
On Boxing Day, the Chelsea manager claimed that he would “go to war” with the Chile international, outlining his admiration for him.
"If I went to war, I would bring Arturo Vidal with me"— Uber Chelsea FC ? (@UberCheIseaFC) January 2, 2018
- Antonio Conte pic.twitter.com/MqcE2KCjmG
Vidal has just 18 months remaining on his current contract with Bayern, having signed a four-year deal when arriving in Germany back in 2015.
Conte already spent a mammoth £175 million on new additions last summer, including £75 million of that on midfielders Tiemoue Bakayoko and Danny Drinkwater.
But the Italian is keen to oversee central enforcer Vidal’s arrival in London this month, as will Chelsea fans, with the club hoping to boost their silverware prospects this season.