Social media fuelled talk of the Chile international leaving the Allianz Arena for Stamford Bridge, speculation that has been rubbished by his manager

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has labelled talk of Arturo Vidal moving to Chelsea as nonsense.

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Vidal, who played under Chelsea manager Antonio Conte at Juventus, fuelled speculation over a switch from the Bundesliga champions to the Premier League leaders when he liked an Instagram post from a Chelsea fan page regarding rumours of a transfer to Stamford Bridge.

But, asked about the possibility of Vidal leaving for Chelsea at Bayern’s training camp in Doha, Ancelotti replied: “This is absolute nonsense.”

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It had previously been reported, by the Sun, that Conte had met with the midfielder and his agents on Boxing Day with a view to a £34 million transfer during the January window.

Vidal has made 21 appearances in all competitions for Bayern this season, scoring three goals.