Chelsea are looking to significantly bolster their ranks this summer but their planned transfer business is likely to be altered by the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League.
The Blues have been heavily linked with the services of Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, with the German giants ready to accept a departure for €50m this summer due to his age and injury status.
Chile international Vidal has just turned 31 and has recovering from a second knee operation, which Bayern are concerned could be the beginning of the end and are therefore looking to cash in.
While Chelsea are keen, Chilean journalist Maks Cardenas stated on Twitter that Vidal would prefer to move to Manchester United and will snub the advances of the Blues due to their lack of Champions League football.
FC Bayern ready to sell Arturo Vidal for 50m ???? (he has one more year contract, tomorrow he will turn 31 and he is recovery for his second knee surgery) Chelsea not an option without Champion. Man Utd is the best fit in UK. UK or Italy probable destination. 35???? can be a bargain
— Maks Cárdenas (@MaksCardenas) May 21, 2018
Potentially available for £35m this summer, Vidal could prove to be a bargain and his experience would be an asset to either Premier League side – although it’s understandable why he’s keen for Champions League football.