Chelsea have continually been linked with a number of central midfielders across Europe as Antonio Conte reportedly looks to bolster his options at the heart of his team.
The Italian has supposedly identified Arturo Vidal of Bayern Munchen as a potential arrival but the boss of the Bavarian side, Carlo Ancelotti, was quick to shoot down the rumours.
Speaking to the media earlier today, he branded the story “rubbish” and “absolute nonsense”.
Following the sale of Oscar to Shanghai SIPG, the Blues have cash to burn and have seemingly pinpointed midfield as an area in need of improving with the previously out-of-favour Cesc Fabregas currently filling in when needed. The former Juve boss tends to prefer a more combative player in the middle of the field and the Chilean definitely fits that bill.
The 29-year-old fanned the flames earlier this month after liking a post on Instagram claiming he was set to make the move to London, sending fans delirious.
Quotes via the Express
Rory Murphy, Pundit Arena