Bayern Munich have announced that a deal has been agreed with Juventus for the sale of Arturo Vidal.
The Chile international had been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this summer – particularly Arsenal and Manchester United – yet the midfielder is confirmed not to be heading to England.
The Bavarians appear to have won the battle for his signature, as the Bundesliga giants tweeted confirmation that the club’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has reached an agreement with Juve:
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) July 23, 2015
Rummenigge said, “I can confirm that we have reached an agreement in principle between both parties and the player,” as quoted by the Express.
“It lacks only the medical examination and the signing of the contract. Should everything run smoothly, Arturo will start training with the club next week.”
According to the Express, the fee agreed with the Serie A champions is said to be £28m, and Vidal is expected to travel to Germany to undergo his medical this weekend.
The 28-year-old scored seven goals and registered four assists in their title-winning campaign, and played a key role in helping his side to reach the Champions League final.
With the Chilean’s exit from Juventus now imminent, Massimiliano Allegri’s midfield is certainly set for a revamp this summer, as club legend also Andrea Pirlo departed for Major League Soccer franchise New York City earlier this month, as reported by BBC Sport.