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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.”