It has been widely reported that Bayern Munich have secured the signature of Leon Goretzka, with the German midfielder set to move to Bavaria when his contract with Schalke 04 runs out in the summer.
This deal could pave the way for Arturo Vidal, who has been linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena for some time, to finally secure a transfer out of Germany and allow him to link up with his former Juventus manager, Antonio Conte, at Chelsea next season.
Although there is still no question as to whether Vidal still 'has it' or not, Bayern's midfield is starting to become a bit congested.
With Goretzka arriving in the summer, in a similar deal that saw Sebastian Rudy ditch TSG Hoffenheim for Bayern in 2017, Vidal's box-to-box role in Bayern's team is under serious threat.
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Goretzka, who is almost a decade younger than Vidal, offers Bayern an outstanding long-term solution to their ageing squad, while the 2016 winner of the Golden Boy award,