The FC Bayern Munich and Arturo Vidal are set to take legal action over a report claiming the midfielder left the club's training camp in Qatar several times and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol upon his return, according to espnfc.com.
Speaking to reporters in Munich on Wednesday, Bayern sporting executive Matthias Sammer said the report, published by Sport Bild, was "untrue and a falsehood."
An official statement on the FC Bayern site reads:
Among the allegations in a SPORT BILD article on pages 16 ff of the edition dated 3 February 2016 entitled "Die Skandal-Akte Vidal“ (Vidal: The scandal file) are that during the Doha training camp, Bayern player Arturo Vidal "left the team base on several occasions and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol on his return,“ and that his remuneration comprises "€8 million net per annum.“
FC Bayern München AG chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge commented: "Both allegations are as malicious as they are false."