Inter will part ways with midfielder Arturo Vidal in the coming days by paying a €4 million clause to terminate his contract, and then sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan as his replacement.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Nerazzurri will terminate the 35-year-old’s deal and see Mkhitaryan as his replacement.

Vidal’s deal signed with Inter in the summer of 2020 contains a clause which gives the Nerazzurri the option to extend the initial two-year deal by a further season, but allows them to not exercise this option by paying a €4 million severance payment.

The club have long looked ready to do this, with a move to Flamengo having inched closer and closer for the Chilean and now appearing to be just on the horizon.

Once Vidal is gone, the Nerazzurri will be preparing their midfield for the upcoming season, with Mkhitaryan’s arrival on a free transfer adding depth in the central positions to take the place of Vidal.