Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has refused to rule out a January transfer window move for Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal according to The Sun.

The 30-year-old Santiago born midfield ace worked with Conte during his four-season spell with Italian giants Juventus and the pair have remained good friends.

It has recently been reported that Bayern Munich could cash in on Vidal with the player having just 18 months remaining on his current deal with the Bundesliga champions and Chelsea boss Conte is refusing to dismiss a move for the Chile international.

Vidal started his career in his homeland with Colo-Colo before moving to Germany to join Bayer Leverkusen. In summer 2011, the midfielder joined Juventus in a reported £10 million deal and the player went on to win Serie A in all four seasons with The Old Lady.

Since joining current club Bayern Munich two-and-a-half years ago, Vidal has made 120 appearances in which he has scored 21 goals. The player still has plenty to offer however the German club could turn to a younger talent in the future with Vidal set to enter the latter years of his career.

Should Chelsea opt to move for the midfielder, they are expected to have to table a transfer offer of around £53 million to meet Bayern’s valuation of Vidal.