Sport: Barca put a price tag on Vidal as Inter show interest
- The Catalans don't exclude selling Arturo this summer.
- According to Sport, they demand 20 million euros for the midfielder - about the same they spent on him last summer.
- Inter are the frontrunners.
- Vidal could also become a part of a deal for Neymar.
As Mundo Deportivo reported at the start of the week, Barcelona are still in thoughts over Arturo Vidal's future. Although the club values the Chilean's experience and potential to help the team next season, the Catalans could still be attracted by a strong bid.
According to Diario Sport, a bid of 20 million euros would suffice. After the Chilean was signed for 19 million euros from Bayern last summer, the Catalans simply want to retain the funds they spent.
Antonio Conte's Internazionale are rumoured to be interested in the midfielder. The club's coach personally admires the player's talent and could still make a move for the 32-year-old this month as the Italians are understaffed in midfield. Thus, Inter is considered the most likely destination for the Chilean.
Curiously, Arturo isn't in the squad for the Athletic Bilbao clash which has been announced on Thursday night.
Ernesto Valverde has hinted on potential exits of both Coutinho and Vidal exits following the impressive 4-0 Napoli defeat on Saturday's night.
"Coutinho and Vidal? About them I think exactly like the others," Valverde noted. "They arrived late because of the Copa America and must get back in shape. Last year, Coutinho and Vidal were important, but now there is more competition and they have to fight harder to get a jersey."
It is true that both players had extended holidays: Vidal was involved in the third-place playoff fixture against Leo Messi's Argentina while Coutinho scooped the 2019 Copa America title. Vidal and Coutinho have made just ONE appearance during this summer's pre-season: both of them were introduced in the 67th minute of the most recent 4-0 Napoli win.
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