Arturo Vidal has spoken of his desire to have fellow Chile international Alexis Sanchez join him at Bayern Munich. The duo have been international teammates from the junior to the senior ranks and at club level for Colo-Colo between 2006 and 2007.
Arsenal forward Sanchez has been linked with a move away from the Premier League this summer and Vidal is hoping that Bayern will be heading the queue for his services.
Speaking after Bayern’s Bundesliga win over Schalke at the weekend, Vidal told reporters: “We’ve played together since the Under-20 international team, so it would be nice to play with him.”
Bayern are currently top of the table with 78 points and chasing a fourth consecutive German league title. They are also through to the final of the DFB–Pokal after beating Werder Bremen 2-0 on Monday night.
Defensive midfielder Vidal, who joined the club from Juventus last summer, is targeting a potential treble with a Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid also to contend.
The 28-year-old added: “The team is winning and is going really well.
“The Bundesliga is our top priority and we’ll be focused on Saturday to secure the title. But the triple is what we want and is our goal.”
Bayern manager Pep Guardiola is approaching the end of his final season in charge.
The Spaniard confirmed earlier this term that he would leave Bavaria in the summer in order to take over from Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City.
Former Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti was confirmed as Guardiola’s successor in December last year.