Barcelona ‘willing to let Arturo Vidal leave this summer with Inter Milan ready to bring in a £ 18 million deal for a long-term goal’
- Barcelona is reportedly open to allowing veteran Arturo Vidal to leave
- Inter Milan has caught Vidal on several occasions
- The 32-year-old midfielder hopes to secure more playing time with a move
- And Calciomercato states that an end-of-season deal is possible
Barcelona is reportedly open to letting Arturo Vidal leave this summer – and Inter Milan can revive their interest in the experienced Chilean midfielder.
According to Calciomercato, the San Siro giants would have repeatedly recruited the 32-year-old and were unsuccessful in attempting to dive last summer.
But with Vidal eager for more playtime and Barcelona willing to give up the star, Inter is increasingly confident that a £ 18 million deal can be completed when the transfer window reopens.
Barcelona would have interested Arturo Vidal and Inter Milan in a move
Negotiations between the two sides could not come to an end in January due to the change of manager at the Nou Camp, but it seems likely that a summer switch will take place at Inter, which aims to fire unwanted players and cut costs.
Vidal has only started 13 games in this campaign for Barcelona and despite scoring six goals in LaLiga, the Catalan giants are tempted to move to Italy.
Juventus’ former agent, Fernando Felicevich, would like to facilitate a transfer at the end of the campaign.
Discussions can be relatively straightforward, since Inter also borrowed Alexis Sanchez, another Felicevich customer, from Manchester United.
The experienced midfielder has struggled to play in the Nou Camp this campaign
The same report states that Vidal has shown great interest in being in the Italian top class under Antonio Conte, which has secured the transfer since the aborted winter movement.
The ex-Chelsea coach hopes to recruit Vidal to introduce another player with a proven track record into the Serie A title hunter championships.
And the possible switch may be related to Barcelona’s hunt for Inter-frontman Lautaro Martinez. Negotiators from both clubs will meet again at the end of the season to renew discussions about the highly acclaimed Argentinian, and the future of Vidal could also be decided.
Barcelona are looking for some first-team stars to cut their exorbitant payroll and could layoff in a deal for Martinez, according to a report by Corriere dello Sport Vidal, Arthur, Jean-Clair Tobido, Carles Alena and Nelson Semedo.