Bayern Munich supervisor Jupp Heynckes says there was “no contact” with Chelsea over the attainable January switch of midfielder Arturo Vidal.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has made no secret of his need to land Vidal at Stamford Bridge within the winter switch window. The pair share relationship after successful three successive Serie A titles at Juventus between 2011 and 2014.
Heynckes, nonetheless, is reluctant to let Vidal depart with the Chile worldwide tied down for an additional 18 months on his present Bayern deal.
“There isn’t any contact between Chelsea and Bayern Munich,” the 72-year-old advised a information convention. “We won’t promote Vidal or every other participant, for that matter, through the winter break.
“Arturo could be very motivated. I do not know what meaning however it’s been the case over the previous few weeks. That is obligatory too. He’s a prime participant for us. With him in excellent situation we are able to play even higher.”
Vidal, branded as “the most effective on this planet” by Conte on Boxing Day, has been in revitalised kind since Carlo Ancelotti’s dismissal at Bayern in October — scoring 4 consecutive Bundesliga objectives below Heynckes in December.
The 30-year-old, who has received a complete of 4 Serie A titles and two Bundesliga titles, moved to Pep Guardiola’s Bayern for a payment of €37 million in 2015. He has made a complete of 71 appearances for the membership.
In the meantime, Heynckes additionally had his say on veteran wingers Arjen Robben (33) Franck Ribery (34), with each gamers seeing their present offers expire in the summertime.
“Our sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic is right here and there will likely be a call made together with [CEO] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and our president [Uli Hoeness] in operational enterprise,” he added.
“We all know each gamers properly and so they have carried out exceptionally for Bayern over a few years.
“For me, a participant’s effectiveness will not be depending on his age however on his situation, health and willingness to carry out properly over the course of a season.
“I’m completely satisfied that they’ll each take pleasure in second half of the season. What occurs after then is not in my palms, that call making energy lies with the membership.”
Ribery has been linked with a transfer to Qatar after Xavi Hernandez pleaded for his arrival on Friday.
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