Chelsea manager Conte planning £42m bid for Arturo Vidal

Chelsea manager Conte planning £42m bid for Arturo Vidal

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is keen on signing former Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal next summer, according to Don Balòn.

The Chilean star joined the Bundesliga champions in the summer of 2015 on a £33m move and the Italian manger is a great admirer of the 29-year-old, that’s why the Blues will reportedly offer around £43m to sign Vidal in a near future.

The Spanish paper reports that both sides have already held official talks to discuss a potential move.

Conte, in an interview released before taking Chelsea job, claimed: “I’d take back Vidal, 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 a 4-3-3 which then transformed into 3-5-2”.

“He has extraordinary physical and technical attributes, if I get to coach him a little more it’d be fantastic. I want him in all my teams”.