Arturo Vidal

Arturo Vidal dreams of joining Flameng

Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal has claimed it would be a ‘dream’ to join Brazilian outfit Flamengo.

The 31-year-old has scored 22 goals in 132 appearances for Bayern since joining the club back in 2015 but could move on from the Allianz Arena in the coming months.

Vidal, who is out of contract next summer, is yet to agree terms over a new deal and Manchester United and Chelsea continue to be linked with the midfielder.

The Chile international claimed he would only leave Bayern for a Champions League side last month, but has now admitted he is interested in signing for Flamengo.

‘I like Flamengo. I’m very close to Renato Augusto,’ he told Flamengo’s YouTube channel.

‘He’s a great friend of mine and always talked to me about the club and their fans. I’d like to live that energy. Playing for Flamengo, at the Maracana, would be a dream.

‘If they want to contact me, I’m here. We could win the Libertadores, Brasileirao, Carioca… everything!’

Arturo Vidal

Vidal appeared to rule out a move to Chelsea last month when he revealed he would only leave Bayern for a Champions League rival.

‘At this moment everyone knows that I have one year left with Bayern, I am very calm, I know what I am worth, I know when I have to play important matches who I am and that is why there are so many offers when the market opens,’ he said.

‘This time I’m going to take it easy, my representative Fernando Felicevich is attentive to everything, I will try to rest and recover in the best way to see if I change equipment or not, be one hundred percent.

‘If I change my team it’s going to be for the better, to fight for the Champions League, win titles, fight for important things.’