The Chilean international has emerged as Antonio Conte's priority target, with the Italian having seen the player's immense attributes first hand in their time together at Juventus.
Rumours regarding a potential January swoop intensified after Conte's glowing assessment of the midfielder in a recent press conference; describing the 30-year-old as "one of the best in the world."
The Bavarians are currently coasting to their 28th Bundesliga crown 11 points clear atop the table, with the domestic season set to resume next week and are also plotting for their upcoming round-of-16 clash with Besiktas in the Champions League.
When questioned about the rumours coming from Stamford Bridge Vidal revealed to Sport1
"We are a great team and we have big goals. We want to win all titles. That’s my focus."
Arturo Vidal: "I heard about all the rumours surrounding me, but for now and I'm focusing on this season with FC Bayern and looking only day to day" pic.twitter.com/61wLtDK8dw— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 10, 2018
It's safe to assume that the Bayern constituency oppose the notion of Vidal leaving the Allianz Arena in January, with manager Jupp Heynckes claiming: