Chelsea target Vidal expresses desire to stay at Bayern

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As such, links between Vidal and Chelsea have been a regular occurrence, but not something that ever materialised. "I'm certainly one of the best in my position in the world for good reason", he added.

Unfortunately for Chelsea and the Chelsea boss, a reunion remains just transfer rumor fodder as Vidal has once again shut down the possibility of a Bayern exit.

"This is a unique alliance between two historic teams at the forefront of youth development", commented FC Bayern Munich's President of the Americas, Rudolf Vidal.

"Of course I would like to extend my contract. My kids are also very happy here".

Updates in the weeks since had suggested that Chelsea's chase of Vidal could prove fruitful come the summer, with Bayern Munich having secured a deal to bring German global Leon Goretzka to the club from Schalke 04. "I feel very comfortable here", he said.

However, the 30-year-old now looks set to remain at Bayern as long as the club wants him.

The all-action box-to-box powerhouse has always been regarded as one of world football's finest midfielders, with his sensational performances for his country during their back-to-back Copa America triumphs in 2015 and 2016 only serving to reinforce this widely-shared opinion.

Meanwhile, a lot of observers have speculated that Vidal may be open to a move in the offseason after Schalke's Leon Goretzka agreed to join the club on a free transfer.

"Arturo is a guaranteed starter for me. He is a class player who we need in the big games", Heynckes said, via ESPN.

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