Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal has declared he is interested in signing a new contract at the Allianz Arena.
The Chilean international has been heavily linked with Chelsea and Manchester United in recent months, but speaking to German TV station Sport1 (translated by Goal.com), the midfield enforcer says he is happy to stay with the Bundesliga club:
“I do not think about a change, I feel really good here. Of course I would like to extend. This is an option and my children are very happy here.”
Vidal’s current deal expires in 2020, and with the player now 31, his long term future at the club has been questioned.
German magazine Kicker had suggested that the midfielder could depart Bayern in the summer as the German side look to bed in Leon Goretzka into the first team.
Blues boss Antonio Conte is a big fan of Vidal’s, and said earlier this season he would go “go to war” with the Chilean, demonstrating the amount of respect he has for his former player.
With the Italian’s own future at Stamford Bridge under scrutiny, the prospect of the Chilean moving to London looks more unlikely than ever at the moment.