Arturo Vidal will reportedly sit down with Barcelona to discuss a potential move to Inter, with Beppe Marotta expressing “admiration” for the midfielder.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolò Schira, Vidal is ready to leave Barca and Inter are his preferred destination this winter, despite interest from Manchester United.
With that in mind, Schira expects a meeting between his agent Fernando Felicevich and officials of the Catalan club to take place before Christmas.
Nerazzurri director Marotta, meanwhile, confirmed just yesterday that his side were keeping tabs on the Chilean’s situation, calling him an “important” player.
“He is a great player,” he told reporters.
“He’s an important player in world football and someone Antonio Conte and I have built a great friendship with.
“We have great admiration for this player, but many teams would like to sign him.”
“Unfortunately he is a Barcelona player but, with some positive meetings, we might be able to think about it.”
The 32-year-old has started just three games in La Liga this season but could face his prospective new team on December 10 in the Champions League.
Inter are playing for a place in the last 16, whilst Barca are already through.
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