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Barcelona in for Arturo Vidal

Barcelona in for Arturo Vidal

MICHAELA REHLE

REUTERS

Sources at Barcelona say that if Vidal deal is going ahead then a deal for Yerry Mina's exit is imminent despite concerns over Vidal's injury history.

Barcelona are still in the market for players that can improve their squad this season despite adding Arthur, Malcom and Clement Lenglet this summer. The latest name linked to a move to the Camp Nou is Arturo Vidal. Sources at the club say "other options are being worked on" but that the Chilean midfielder is seen as a potential recruitment.

"You have to go little by little until and while there is nothing sealed, you can't say anything," says the source. Ernesto Valverde is waiting anxiously for a player to replace Paulinho, who left for China recently after just one year with the club. The midfielder was sold against the wishes of the manager and he wants a player in the same mould as the box-to-box Brazilian.

Given Vidal's injury history, Barcelona do remain "concerned" about his physical health, even though they know the the medical team "will do a thorough examination" of the Bayern Munich man before anything is signed. "They work in this way like other signings and players until the last details," said the source.

Other sources out of Barcelona says that "if the operation is firmed up, it's because the sale of Yerry Mina is imminent." Everton, Manchester United and Lyon are all linked with a move for the Colombian player, who Barcelona want €40 million for. This is around the same price as Vidal is priced at. 

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