Bad news for Manchester United as key target addresses exit talk: report

Arturo Vidal Chile

Manchester United have been dealt a blow with Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal ruling out a move from the Allianz Arena, reports the Mirror.

The 30-year-old, who joined the Bundesliga champions from Juventus in 2015, has made over 110 appearances for Bayern and 95 caps for the Chilean national team. Vidal has scored six goals in 18 league games this season, and he’s been rumoured to be seeking a move away from Germany.

Manchester United and Chelsea are two sides who have been linked with his signature, but Vidal says he has no plans to leave Bayern this summer. He said to Sport1: “I’m not thinking about a transfer. I feel very comfortable here. Of course I would like to extend my contract. That’s an option. My kids are very happy here, too.”

United are in the market for a central midfielder, with Michael Carrick retiring in the summer and Marouane Fellaini’s future being uncertain as he’s out of contract at the end of the season. Ander Herrera has been short of form and linked with a move to AC Milan recently.

The Red Devils will need a replacement as a result, as will Chelsea, who have the hardly-used Danny Drinkwater, N’Golo Kante and the struggling Tiémoué Bakayoko as options in the engine room. But with Vidal keen to stay at Bayern, the Premier League duo might have to look elsewhere.

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