Antonio Conte is desperate to sign Copa America winner in the summer

Italy national team manager Antonio Conte is heating up his interest in Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal, who worked with the Chilean during the duo’s successful time together at Italian giants Juventus.

Copa America  winner Arturo Vidal only joined the Bavarian outfit last summer and the German side, who will replace Pep Guardiola with Carlo Ancelotti this summer, are keen for the South American icon to remain at the club.

But, Vidal himself has hinted that he’d be open to a reunion with Conte at Chelsea and it isn’t the first time he’s been linked with a high-profile switch to the Premier League.

Premier League giants Arsenal were linked with his services last summer before he has joined Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and with changes expected in Bavaria after Ancelotti’s arrival, there’s a danger that Vidal may find himself surplus to requirements and move to the Defending Premier League champions seems to be an ideal decision for him.

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The 28-year-old put in a heroic shift on Tuesday night as Bayern Munich overcame Benfica in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, which displayed the vast talents of Vidal once again.

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