Antonio Conte’s insistence convinced Inter chief executive Giuseppe ‘Beppe’ Marotta to consider a move for Arturo Vidal according to a report in today’s print edition of Tuttosport.
Conte, who took charge over the Summer, desperately wants reinforcements brought in in the January transfer market which begins tomorrow and a new central midfielder is understood to be top of his wish list.
Vidal is believed to be Conte’s number one target for a whole host of reasons including the fact they have worked together before and did so with great success. Inter management were initially believed to be against the move due to Vidal’s age but Conte personally guaranteed them that he knows Vidal can make the difference.
The Chilean international is seemingly keen to reunite with Conte but striking a deal with Barcelona will not be easy. Inter have made offers but they still fall short of the Blaugrana’s €20 million demands for the 32-year-old.
The report goes on to conclude that in order to bridge the gap, Inter will first need to sell either Matteo Politano or Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa.