Bayern Munich superstar Arturo Vidal could be on his way back to the Italian league, as he is ready to snub interests from Premier League clubs in favour of a move to Inter Milan, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.
The wantaway midfielder’s future at Bayern has been under constant speculation this summer amid reports suggesting Arsenal and United as possible destinations. However, recent efforts put in by Inter in this situation have earned them Vidal’s interest.
The Serie A giants have caught the Chilean’s attention, who has agreed to terms on a contract for a return to Italy, which has helped them become favourites to sign him this transfer window.
However, no official bids have yet been submitted, but the club is widely expected to make offer between £45m and £54m.
Vidal had been kept under tabs by several European elites, as he experienced a fruitful campaign guarding his side’s backline. The former Juventus man bagged a tally of 8 goals and 2 assists across all competitions playing as a defensive midfielder, including 3 Champions League goals.
On the other hand, Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti ruled out such rumours, and insisted that the Chilean international will remain at the Allianz Arena during a recent interview.
“Vidal is our player, I have a lot of confidence,” said the Italian during a press conference ahead of his side’s friendly against Chelsea in July. “I know there are rumours and we’re used to rumours. He’ll stay with us 100 per cent – I’m confident about that.”
After being crowned the German champions twice, the 30-year-old could be on his way back to Serie A, as he expects to help the Nerazzurri replace his ex-club Juventus at the top. The energetic midfielder is always looking out for new challenges, and a move to Milan would certainly be something interesting to look forward to.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
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