Man United set to rival Inter Milan for £17m rated Barcelona midfielder


Man United set to rival Inter Milan for £17m rated Barcelona midfielder
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The 31-year-old combative Chilean midfielder has been unhappy over the game time afforded to him by the Catalan giants this season.

Manchester United are set to rival Inter Milan for the signature of £17m rated Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal, with the Catalan giants willing to offload the Chilean in the ongoing January transfer window.

The report of the player potentially leaving the club this month has come barely a fortnight after Vidal sued Barcelona over what he claimed were unpaid bonuses from last year.

His lawyers filed a complaint against the Camp Nou giants in December stating that the club hasn’t paid Vidal all of the £3.5m they believe the club owes Vidal for appearance bonuses.

The player and his representatives claim that having played in 53 games in all competitions last season, the Chilean activated the clause in his contract which claimed that he would get appearance-related bonuses if he featured in 60% of the club’s games.

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Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera has reported that the player’s agent has traveled from Chile to Europe to hold negotiations with various clubs to secure a potential transfer for his client.

The report further claims that while Inter Milan are the destination of Vidal’s agent, Man United are also keen to speak with Felicevich as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks for options that could strengthen his side’s midfield department.

United are currently without midfielders Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay, with the former undergoing a surgery on his ankle to further extinguish any hopes of an early comeback. The Red devils are also reportedly interested in Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen.

Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff is another midfielder whom United are currently linked with, though a move for the player looks increasing unlikely to happen after the Magpies reportedly placed a £50m price tag on the 22-year-old.

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Although the player hasn’t featured as many times as he’d have liked for Barcelona so far this season, he hasn’t failed to impress whenever given the chance. 

Despite starting only 4 La Liga games for Barcelona this season, Vidal has scored six goals in 15 league appearances for Ernesto Valverde’s men.

The Chilean was on the score sheet in both of the club’s last two outings, the 4-1 victory over Alaves and a 2-2 draw with rivals Espanyol.

His impressive performances haven’t convinced the club to give him more game time though, with Ernesto Valverde hinting that Barca would let Vidal leave if a suitable offer comes through the door between now and the end of the month.

“And when the January transfer window arrives, we will see what happens. There’s a lot of things going on in January but it’s true that we have a lot of midfielders. ”Said the Barcelona boss when inquired about the possibility of Vidal leaving the club this month.

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