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Vidal a summer transfer target for Inter, confirms Ausilio

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Piero Ausilio insists Inter Milan are interested in Arturo Vidal but would only move forward with the transfer under ‘right conditions’.

FC Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal is one of the players understood to have been deemed surplus to requirements at the club by Ronald Koeman.

Koeman, who was handed over the Barca managerial reins last month after he abandoned the Netherlands national team, is said to be planning a squad overhaul at Camp Nou. Hence, he has put several regular first-team players on the transfer list.

The new boss is reportedly looking to bring in Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum and is willing to sacrifice Arturo Vidal.

The 33-year old Chilean has failed to make any significant mark in the Barcelona team ever since joining them in the summer of 2018.

Inter Milan and Juventus are the clubs most actively linked with his signing. A move to Juventus would mark his return to the club while a switch to Inter would see him reunite with manager Antonio Conte.

And Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio recently confirmed the club’s interest in the Barcelona outcast.

“We like Arturo Vidal for sure,” Ausilio told Sky Sports, via Fabrizio Romano.

“But he’s a Barcelona player right now. If they’ll let him go under the right conditions, we’ll consider signing him.”

Amid the uncertainty over his future, Vidal is smart enough to keep his options open. He earlier praised both Andrea Pirlo and Conte, suggesting that he would be willing to work under either of them.