Chelsea give Conte permission to sign Man Utd target Vidal in the summer

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Antonio Conte will reportedly be given permission to sign Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal in the summer providing he stays at Chelsea.

Vidal has been a long-running target for Manchester United.

However, recent reports have suggested that the Chilean has had a falling out with Alexis Sanchez which could put pay to his chances of a move to Old Trafford.

Vidal and Conte worked to good effect during their time at Juventus together, winning four Serie A titles.

And now according to Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb, Chelsea could sign the 30-year-old on one condition.

That would be on the proviso that Conte remains in west London.

The report suggests that Vidal, who could look for a return to Italy, may be offloaded for a reasonable price.

Conte admitted at the end of the last year that Vidal would be the one player he would go to “war with”.

He said: “I must be honest, it’s not right to talk about a player from another team – especially if you try to link this player with us.

“But Arturo is a fantastic player.

“I have a great respect for Arturo, and we spent many years in Juventus together.

“If we go to war, I’d always want him with me.”


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