Arturo Vidal has again urged Bayern Munich to sign his international team-mate Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal this summer.
“We’ll see if Alexis is coming. I do not know yet,” Vidal told German newspaper Bild.
“I know him very well. He is a spectacular player. And with him, we would surely improve.
“We already have a lot of top-level players. We are the best club in the world.”
His comments came after former Bayern Munich boss Ottmar Hitzfeld told the paper that buying Sanchez would make the Bundesliga champions “a better team.”
But Hitzfeld, who led Bayern to five Bundesliga titles and a Champions League crown, said the club needed to move quickly to secure a good deal for the Chile international.
“He is a player in the category that can make Bayern a better team,” he said.
“But it’s important to make decisions as quickly as possible, because the longer you wait the more expensive a player becomes.”
Bayern have made four signings so far this summer, adding midfielder Corentin Tolisso from Lyon, former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry from Werder Bremen and Niklas Sule and Sebastian Rudy from Hoffenheim.