Friday January 3 2020
Valverde: 'Vidal won't leave'

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde warns Inter transfer target Arturo Vidal will stay for the rest of the season. “After Carles Alena, nobody else will leave.”

The Nerazzurri have made no secret of their interest in the Chile international, who would reunite with his old Juventus coach Antonio Conte at San Siro.

Vidal taking legal action against Barcelona over unpaid bonuses seemed to be a push towards the exit, but Valverde has other ideas.

“I don’t think this contractual situation will affect the sporting aspect,” said Valverde in his press conference.

“Vidal is training well, as always, and has to sort the matter out with the club. We’ll find a solution internally, it’s not the first time something like this has happened and it won’t be the last. I see no problem.

“After Carles Alena’s move (to Real Betis in loan), nobody else will leave.”

Inter are already looking at alternatives to Vidal, focusing on Christian Eriksen, whose contract with Tottenham Hotspur is due to expire in June.

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