Chelsea and Manchester United have been dealt a massive transfer punch after transfer target Arturo Vidal has laid bare his desire to continue lacing his boots for Bundesliga side Bayern Munich, according to reports.
The appointment of Jupp Heynckes as the manager of the Bavarian side limited the playing chances of Vidal and he was heavily linked a move away from the Club last summer and in the winter transfer window.
The Chile defensive midfielder revealed earlier in the season that he is open to a move away from the Bundesliga, with the Premier League thought to be his most probable next footballing destination, but he has had his say on his future despite speculation surrounding his place in Bayern Munich first team.
Leon Goretzka will join the Bundesliga Champions next season from Schalke 04 and Max Meyer has been heavily linked with a move to the side too. The imminent arrival of the aforementioned duo means Vidal may be reduced to the fringes of Heynckes team but according to Sport1, the 30-year-old wants to sign a new deal with Bayern Munich.
“I play in this team for a reason, and I’m certainly one of the world’s best in my position for a reason, I do not think about a change, I feel really good here. Of course I would like to extend. This is an option and my children are very happy here.”
Chelsea are looking to bolster their squad next summer after Tiemoue Bakayoko failed to replicate the same form he had with Monaco last season.
Meanwhile, Manchester United are already preparing for life after Michael Carrick and they have been linked with a plethora of midfielders as replacement for Carrick.
Vidal is valued at £53million.