A perusal of the gossip columns unearths the rumour that Arturo Vidal will follow his former Juventus manager Antonio Conte to Chelsea.
The pair had a successful time together in Italy and reuniting them would be hugely beneficial for the Blues.
Conte won Serie A in all three campaigns he was in charge of the Bianconeri and Vidal was a big part of that, with the pair also going on to win two Italian Super Cups.
Furthermore, the Chilean’s best seasons as a professional came when he was working under the future Chelsea boss.
The 28-year-old’s two strongest goalscoring records across all competitions came in Conte’s second and third season in Turin, netting 15 and 18 times respectively.
His first term was also positive, scoring seven goals in 35 matches and would most likely have been higher had Juve been competing in Europe that season.
The worry about getting used to new surroundings should be quelled at Stamford Bridge as he would be working with a manager he has already spent three seasons working under.
Furthermore, in his two years without Conte, the current Bayern Munich man hasn’t been as dangerous in front of goal.
When Massimiliano Allegri took over at Juventus following the 46-year-old manager’s move to the Italian national side, Vidal scored eight times in 45 appearances across all competitions, ten less strikes in one fewer game than his last season with Conte.
Similarly, his time with Bayern hasn’t come close to matching his exploits in Serie A.
In 38 matches for the Bundesliga champions, Vidal has only netted on four occasions and would need to score four times in seven outings just to match his worst goals-per-game ratio at Juve.
Pep Guardiola is of course a world-class manager, but clearly the Chile international has offered up his best form to date under the stewardship of Conte.