Bayern Munich beat Real Madrid to signing Arturo Vidal [La Cuarta]

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News keeps filtering out over Bayern Munich’s supposed capture of Arturo Vidal from Juventus.

Note: no deal has yet been officially confirmed by either club, or the player.

On Wednesday evening, Gianluca Di Marzio announced that Vidal was on the brink of a switch from Turin to Munich.

According to Di Marzio’s report, Bayern have posted a €40m bid for Vidal, Juventus want €45m, but a deal is close.

Chilean news outlet La Cuarta are now also reporting the Vidal to Bayern deal, and they are claiming the Bavarians beat Real Madrid to signing the midfielder.

La Cuarta labelled the talks with Real a “soap opera”, however Madrid were “clear” in their intent in pursuing the deal, and they reportedly met Vidal’s agent Fernando Felicevich on multiple occasions, before and after the Copa America.

That indicates Real had no issue in signing Vidal after his DUI in Chile.

So why didn’t Real land Vidal? La Cuarta say it’s because Bayern offered more.

The Chilean outlet further add that Vidal announced his move to Bayern to his family on Sunday, but the “news was kept under lock and key” until now.

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