Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has apparently talked international teammate Arturo Vidal into thinking that a move to the club this summer would be a good idea, according to the Metro.
The Gunners will now ramp up their interest in the Juventus midfielder after their own Chilean star has spent a considerable amount of time smooth talking his friend into joining the club.
And it is believed that Vidal has now been convinced to link up with the former Barcelona man in London, according to Spanish news source Fichajes.net.
Arsene Wenger is in the market for a number of top quality reinforcements during the transfer window, and has had Vidal on his wish list for the past few months.
Vidal enjoys a close friendship with Sanchez, and it is now thought that the pair will link up with each other again in north London.
Sanchez publicly defended Vidal last week after he was involved in a late night car smash in Santiago.