This is one war against Germany that England are going to lose. Did Arsenal get rejected or just outbid?
The race for Juventus star midfielder Arturo Vidal and unfortunately for Premier League contenders Arsenal and Man United, it was a Bundesliga powerhouse that won the day.
According to The Guardian, Bayern Munich have agreed to a £28 million transfer for Vidal and will give him a medical sometime this week. The deal’s approximate value is a €37 million (£25.9m) fee for Vidal and an additional £2.1 million in add-ons.
Arsenal and Man United had both been in hot pursuit of Vidal, though the Red Devils may have given way when they signed Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin earlier this month. Incidentally, the move for Schweinsteiger paved the way for Bayern to enter the race for Vidal as a late entry.
The Guardian reported that Vidal is expected to sign a four-year deal that pays approximately £90,000 per week.
Vidal was named the 2015 Copa America Final Man of the Match after his home nation (and tournament host nation) Chile defeated Argentina in a 4-1 shootout following a 0-0 draw. In 124 appearances for Juventus, Vidal has 35 goals and has been named to the Serie A Team of the Year twice. Last season Juventus won the Serie A Championship and finished the year as the runner-ups in the UEFA Champions League final to Barcelona.