Heynckes: Bayern won't sell Vidal during winter break

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Bayern Munich's new headcoach Jupp Heynckes (R) walks beside of Bayern Munich's Chilian midfielder Arturo Vidal (L) during a team training at the club area in Munich, southern Germany, on October 9, 2017. Jupp Heynckes succeeds Bayern Munich's Italian headcoach Carlo Ancelotti. / AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHE
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Arturo Vidal is staying at Bayern Munich.

On Saturday, Jupp Heynckes said that there's no contact between Bayern and Chelsea, and that the German club won't sell Vidal, or any other player, during the winter break.

"Arturo is very motivated," Heynckes declared, according to ESPN. "I don't know what that means but it's been the case over the past few weeks. This is necessary too. He is a top player for us. With him in very good condition we can play even better."

After La Cuarta reported that Antonio Conte wants Vidal at Chelsea, the Italian manager stated: "I must be honest, it's not right to talk about a player from another team - especially if you try to link this player with us. But (Arturo) is a fantastic player. I have a great respect for Arthur, and we spent many years in Juventus together. If we go to war, I'd always want him with me."

Vidal, who boasts five goals in two assists in the Bundesliga this season, spent three seasons under Conte at Juventus, during which time they helped the Old Lady win three Serie A titles.