Barcelona have reportedly agreed personal terms with Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal ahead of a £27 million transfer.
The Chile international has also passed a medical ahead of a switch to the Camp Nou, bringing an end to a three-year spell at Bayern.
“Inter Milan had been seen as the front-runners for his signature but have now made an ambitious approach to sign Luka Modric from Real Madrid,” the report noted.
The article added that Barcelona did look to Paris Saint-Germain star Adrien Rabiot as a possible option to strengthen their midfield, although the Ligue 1 club were said to be unwilling to let the France international go. Barca, it appears, have turned their attentions to Vidal instead.
With the player now 31, there’s little doubt this transfer is with the short term in mind for the Blaugrana. However, when Vidal is at his best he remains one of the standout midfielders anywhere in the world.