Arsenal Join Inter Milan in Vidal Chase

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Arsenal are ready to do battle with Inter Milan over Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal according to the Sunday Mirror.

Reports also suggest Chelsea are looking at the double Copa America winner who will miss out on next summer’s World Cup finals following Chile’s failure to qualify.

The 30-year-old moved to the Bundesliga champions from Juventus in July 2015 for a fee of €40m, quickly establishing himself as the midfield lynchpin.

However, despite playing a significant role in the back-to-back league titles since joining, his commitment has been questioned recently, following Bayern’s rocky start to their league campaign.

Even with the turbulence of Carlo Ancelotti’s dismissal, the self-styled ‘FC Hollywood‘ climbed to second place. Jupp Heynckes return to the club signalled a move toward younger players in the starting line-up with Corentin Tolisso, 23, a summer signing from Lyon, preferred alongside Sebastian Rudy, 27.

Vidal has been reduced to a cup player and substitute in the league, a disturbing trend for a highly-decorated player. The only honour to elude the Chilean at club level is the Champions League, having won multiple titles in his native Chile, Italy and Germany.

Being crowned Kings of Europe is Bayern’s primary target each season although they face a fight with Paris St Germain for the top spot in their group. So far, Bayern won their two homes games 3 – 0 but lost by the same scoreline in the French capital.

The return fixture in December will decide the final order of the group and it could be Vidal’s last European appearance for the club.