Munich on the verge of signing Arturo Vidal

Arturo Vidal
Arturo Vidal

Bayern Munich are on the verge of signing Arturo Vidal from Italian Champions Juventus after a bid reportedly in the region of €40 million.

Juventus initially demanded €45m for the midfield general which Bayern countered with a €30m offer, but a compromise now appears to have been reached, with the Bundesliga side set to pay €37m up front and €3m in add-ons.

The news comes as Vidal’s agent, Fernando Felicevich, is in Munich reportedly finalising a deal for the mildfield general.

Vidal played a crucial part in his country Chile's Copa America success this summer, beating Argentina in the final. He was also involved in Juventus's stellar Champions League campaign, when they were closely beaten by Barcelona in this year's final.

Schalke’s Julian Draxler, Chelsea’s Juan Cuadrado or Porto’s Alex Sandro are all shortlisted by Juventus to replace the Chilean. 

Vidal was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United last summer while Arsenal, who had initially hoped he would join up with fellow Chilean Alexis Sánchez at the Emirates, dropped out of the race to sign him a couple of weeks ago.