Manager responds to reports linking Chelsea with January swoop for 29-year-old

Carlo Ancelotti has rubbished reports of Arturo Vidal leaving Bayern Munich to sign for Chelsea

Carlo Ancelotti has emphatically rubbished speculation linking Chelsea with a possible January transfer swoop to sign Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich.

There is bound to be plenty of speculation linking Chelsea with a host of players this month now that the January transfer window is open.

Vidal has been touted as a possible transfer target for the west London club in recent weeks.

However, Bayern Munich boss has moved quickly to emphatically quash the reports of a possible move to Chelsea for Vidal.

Asked about the speculation, former Chelsea boss Ancelotti – now in charge at Bayern – is quoted as saying by FourFourTwo: “This is absolute nonsense.”

Chelsea are currently flying high at the top of the Premier League table following the appointment of Conte back in the summer.

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The Blues’ sharp upturn in form this season has been in stark contrast to their struggles last term, when they ended up 10th in the Premier League table and without a trophy.

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