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Arsenal join Bayern Munich & AC Milan in race for Bayer Leverkusen's Arturo Vidal - report

Premier League giants Arsenal are closely monitoring the situation of Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Arturo Vidal, Germain daily Bild reports.

The English outfit are searching for a new midfielder because of the ongoing uncertainty regarding the futures of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, who have been linked with moves to Barcelona and Manchester United respectively, and have identified Vidal as an alternative should either player move on.

Manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly contacted a number of Bundesliga coaches to gather information on the Chile international, and he is ready to launch a bid for the player.

The 24-year-old has a contract with Leverkusen until 2012, and an offer in the region of €15 million is likely to be required to lure him away from the Champions League qualifiers.

Vidal has previously been linked with Bayern Munich, AC Milan and Napoli, but Leverkusen are reluctant to sell their star midfielder to another Bundesliga side, while sporting director Rudi Voller claimed that Milan's €10m offer was insufficient.

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