The pair previously worked together at Juventus where Vidal helped lead Conte’s side to three successive Serie A titles between 2011 and 2014.
The Blues have been linked with a move for the Chilean forward and when pressed on the matter, Conte said: “I must be honest, it’s not right to talk about a player of another team. Especially if you try to link this player with us.
“Arturo is a fantastic player…I have a great respect for Arturo, and we spent many years in Juventus together. I’d always want him with me.”