Chelsea have tabled their first official bid of the transfer window for Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, as they begin a possible spending spree in January.
The Blues have been linked with a number of key players prior to the transfer window’s opening, and have already tabled a bid for Vidal. The Chile international is one of Antonio Conte’s top targets this season with the Blues preparing to make this window a significant period in a disappointing season.
W Radio Colombia’s journalist revealed in a tweet, that the former Juventus midfielder has been subject to a bid from Chelsea who want to seal a deal ahead of the summer window.
⚽️📰 CONFIRMADO: #Chelsea hace contactos oficiales con el #BayernMúnich para fichar a Arturo Vidal 🇨🇱 (30). La negociación empezó con una primera oferta de 37M€, los alemanes quieren 60. pic.twitter.com/BxleHfOVe8
— Pipe Sierra (@PipeSierraR) January 2, 2018
In Sierra’s tweet, he confirms Chelsea have opened the negotiations with a €37 million for the 30-year-old but Bayern are holding out for a €60 million fee which is far apart Chelsea’s estimation of him. It will be interesting to know what comes of this story as Blues fans will hope the negotiations do no drag on too long.
His arrival at Chelsea will also prove a huge statement by the club’s top brass who intend to give Conte the targets he needs to work with and be happy to stay beyond this season.