Inter confirm interest in Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal

Inter general manager Beppe Marotta as confirmed Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal is a January transfer target for the club.

Vidal is said to have an ongoing dispute with the Blaugrana over an unpaid amount of €2.4m, while his agent is now planning to sue the club.

The Chilean International’s lawyers have filed a complaint to Spain's player's union (AFE) which are said to be in relation to appearance bonuses and comes amid Vidal’s unhappiness with his lack of playing time.

His agent Fernando Felicevich is said to be keen to facilitate a January transfer and Inter have been strongly linked – the Milanese giants also signed the agent’s client and fellow Chile international Alexis Sanchez recently.

Vidal is said to have a transfer valuation of between €15m and €20m, while the Chilean midfielder has started just four matches across all competitions for the Blaugrana despite scoring in six different matches in La Liga to date, and is said to be keen to play more first team football.

“We’ll do something, it’s an important moment and we want to keep going,” Marotta told reporters, as reported by Goal.

“Vidal is one of our targets. As for [Tottenham playmaker Christian] Eriksen, the market closes at the end of January.

“We’re working hard, but to improve the quality of our squad, important signings are needed and it’s for this obvious reason that there are difficulties.”

A recent report in report Corriere della Sera claimed that Manchester United were also interested in securing Vidal’s services this month.

A report in ESPN Deportes claimed Barcelona and Valverde view Vidal as an ‘essential’ player but fear the player will leave for Inter.

A report in Gazzetta dello Sport last month reiterated Inter boss Antonio Conte has highlighted the central midfield area for strengthening this coming window.

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