Arturo Vidal will sign for Inter Milan and reunite with Antonio Conte ‘within days’ after Barcelona allowed outcast midfielder to ‘terminate his Nou Camp contract a year early’
- It has been reported in Spain that Arturo Vidal will imminently join Inter Milan
- The 33-year-old will be able to move to Italy after terminating his Barcelona deal
- His negotiations with Inter are almost finalised and he will jet out for his medical
- Vidal is believed to have agreed personal terms after his Nou Camp departure
Arturo Vidal is expected to become Inter Milan’s newest signing early next week after Barcelona agreed to terminate his contract, according to reports.
The combative 33-year-old was told to find a new club by Ronald Koeman after his arrival earlier this summer – and the Nou Camp giants are even willing to rip up his deal and allow him to leave a year early.
Catalan newspaper Sport have reported that Vidal will jet out to Milan to undertake his medical on Monday or Tuesday ahead of finalising the free transfer.
Arturo Vidal is expected to become Inter Milan’s newest signing next week from Barcelona
Antonio Conte has been keen to reunite with Vidal after he was made surplus to requirements
Vidal has become an unwanted player amid Barcelona’s planned first-team exodus, despite making 43 appearances last season, and Koeman is determined to cut the wage bill at the club.
The Chile international cut a visibly frustrated figure during the Champions League humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich and will soon fall victim to Koeman’s radical overhaul.
His imminent departure will allow him to take up a new challenge. It is believed that negotiations with Inter are in their final stages, and the midfielder has also thrashed out personal terms.
Barcelona may demand a minor payment from Inter despite letting Vidal leave for nothing, in a similar move to when Ivan Rakitic rejoined Sevilla earlier this week.
Vidal has become an unwanted player in Barcelona’s first-team exodus under Ronald Koeman
Barcelona are reportedly even willing to rip up his contract and allow him to leave a year early
Antonio Conte has been keen to reunite with Vidal in his second season at the helm of Inter, having coached him at Juventus.
The 51-year-old brought in the player from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011 and made him an integral part of his project in Turin.
Vidal netted 40 goals and laid on 21 assists in 126 games under Conte, and the enigmatic tactician will be hopeful the star can help lead his team to the Serie A title next season.
Inter begin pre-season training on Monday and will hope Vidal will be available for the sessions.
Vidal was an integral performer at Juventus under Conte after signing from Bayer Leverkusen
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