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Market value: €44 million
Arturo Vidal is currently, without doubt, one of the best midfielders in world football. In January, he told Bild (h/t Football-italia.net):
Why am I playing so well? Well that's simple. Because in my role I am the best in the world. Many try to imitate my style, but I want to say one thing – I'm the best in the world. In my role, no one defends like me or scores as many goals as me.
And who are we to argue? Juventus' Player of the Year last season has everything you'd want from a midfielder—excellent in defence and in attack, he scores goals, he creates goals, he passes the ball beautifully and has a ferocious, never-say-die attitude that, no matter who your team, you can't help but love.
There's all this and more, which makes Vidal a very tasty prospect when it comes to the transfer window.
The Chilean international has been linked with a number of sides. As he told Las Ultimas Noticias (h/t Ben Jefferson in the Express):
I live with my feet on the ground, I try not to think too much about the rumours, otherwise I would go mad. I think it is better to focus on training and getting ready for games at my best.
It is nice to hear my name linked to Madrid, Barca or to Manchester United, but I think only about training, the rest we shall see about.
Vidal has most recently been linked with Chelsea. As Dave Kidd writes in the Mirror, the Blues "are plotting a £20million summer swoop" to sign the 26-year-old.
Kidd goes on to say that "Vidal is believed to fancy a move away from the Serie A leaders this summer. And with Juve expressing an interest in Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Ramires, a swap deal could even be struck."