La Liga giants Barcelona is undergoing a transition phase and rebuilding the team to compete in the European competitions
FCB Transfer: Barcelona is trying to concentrate on the transfer market after the unrest. The club went past the time of transfer saga and Messi leaving. There prevailed a lack of faith in the board. However, club president Josep Maria Bartomeu refused to step down. He wanted to prove himself before the fresh elections in March next year.
The board decided to put the majority of the players up for transfer in this window. Newly appointed coach Ronald Koeman will take the final call on who stays. He will observe the players’ performance in the pre-season. The Dutch manager is also trying to bring in fresh legs but has to work with a tight budget.
- Barcelona striker Luis Suárez prefers a move to Atlético Madrid over Juventus
- Barcelona is looking to bring in a star midfielder to replace the departing Ivan Rakitic
Hence, Koeman needs to sell the unwanted players first before making a prominent signing. Ivan Rakitic has already left Barcelona to join his former club, Sevilla. Defenders Umtiti and Semedo are also on the verge of exit from Camp Nou. Koeman is yet to decide whom he will bring as a replacement. (FCB Transfer)
Arturo Vidal is drawing interest from a lot of clubs across Europe. Italian outfit Inter Milan is leading the race to sign the defensive midfielder. Antonio Conte’s side has to fight it out in a bidding war against French Champions Paris Saint Germain. Gazzetta Dello Sport reports that the Nerazzurri is near to snap Vidal’s signature.
Vidal to Inter Milan: a done deal? FCB Transfer
With the club board willing to make sales, Vidal is no longer in the future plans at Barcelona. The 33-year-old midfielder is also eager to leave the club. The player gave his wages up for the last year to force his way out of Barca. Former Juventus manager Antonio Conte will play an important role in the transfer speculation. (FCB Transfer)
The Chilean International is going to reunite with Conte at Milan. The Serie A side is looking to bolster the midfield with robust players. Arturo Vidal fits well in the profile. He can press well during the defensive phase and also can help the attack with support. Inter Milan lost Tonali to bitter rivals AC Milan and therefore need to sign Vidal.
Moreover, Conte has N’Golo Kante in his shortlist. Chelsea is not willing to sell the World Cup winner this summer. Even if the London club agrees, it will cost Inter a fortune. Vidal, on the other hand, will come at a meagre fee. The quality will stay integrated with the onus of the player. The Nerazzurri need to act quickly before PSG makes contact with Barcelona. (FCB Transfer)