Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the Bayern Munich CEO, has dismissed reports that Inter Milan made a bid for Arturo Vidal over the summer and said that no team submitted an offer for the player.
There were reports linking Vidal with a move to Inter throughout the transfer window. Bayern Munich consistently said that he was going nowhere while Chelsea were reportedly also closely monitoring the situation.
Speaking to Mediaset Rummenigge said, “Nobody asked us for him and there was never an official offer for him, not even this summer when the market was open. So I cannot confirm [Inter wanted him].”
Nonetheless, Inter Milan still signed six players over the summer, Milan Skriniar, Borja Valero, Matias Vecino, Dalbert, Joao Cancelo and Yann Karamoh and new coach Luciano Spalletti, who joined from Roma.
They have had a solid start to the season winning their first two games and Steven Zhang, the son of the club’s owner Zhang Jindong, has said that he is satisfied with the way things have started and even hinted that the club may be able to challenge for the Serie A title.
Zhang said, “Spalletti works all day until late and I’m convinced that this could be a good season for all of us. Let’s see how things go when the league restarts and we get back to working hard and giving it our best.”
“My father and all the people working for us in China are keeping a very close watch on Inter. There’s a lot of passion within our group and you can see a special spirit when you have a football club. We’re all pulling in the same direction and are fully immersed emotionally.”
He added that they are all enjoying the work with Inter and that they remain confident that with the right attitude and preparation the results will soon follow.