Bayern Munich could be set to face further problems as midfielder Arturo Vidal continues to stall contract talks.
The 30-year-old’s contract is due to expire in 2019 and should he not agree a new deal in the near future, the German giants could be forced to sell before the start of next season.
Carlo Ancelotti was dismissed as head coach of the Bavarians last week following their 0-3 hammering at Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. His interim replacement, Willy Sagnol, then saw his side blow a two-goal lead to draw at Hertha Berlin on Sunday. Bayern have now failed to win their last three Bundesliga games, leaving them five points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.
To make matters worse, Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport (via Mundo Deportivo) are now reporting that wealthy Serie A giants Internazionale are preparing a January bid for Bayern’s Arturo Vidal.
The report states that Inter want to bring the Chilean star in on an initial six-month loan before making the deal permanent next summer.
This news could spark offers from both Manchester United and Chelsea who have both been linked with the box-to-box midfielder in the past.
Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera are currently the best equivalents we have to the Bayern Munich star and even then he’s completely different. Arturo Vidal offers great energy in midfield whom makes some excellent runs into the penalty area to get on the scoresheet several times a season.
Similar to Fellaini and Herrera he’s not the best at tackling and picks up more than his fair share of cards over the course of each season. Unlike the two current aforementioned United stars, Vidal does have a powerful long-range shot on him.
With Fellaini’s current deal set to expire at the end of the season and Michael Carrick turning 37 in the summer, Jose Mourinho may seriously consider the opportunity to sign Arturo Vidal if he is indeed available.