The foundations have already been laid by both the Blaugrana and Nerazzurri. So now the Catalan club hopes to include players in the deal to help lower the price of the Argentine striker.

The big deal to sign Lautaro from Inter

Barcelona and Inter are still negotiating a deal. As a result, Lautaro Martinez will join the Catalan club, but Arturo Vidal will not be part of any agreement between the two clubs. The foundations have already been laid by both the Blaugrana and Nerazzurri. And now the Catalan club hopes to include players in the deal to help lower the price of the Argentine striker. Lautaro’s buyout clause is 111 million euros. However, the Los Cules are reluctant to pay such a full amount. Barcelona has put many players on the table, and Inter is in the process of deciding what suits them best. The fact that Vidal is not one of those considered by the Italian club is somewhat surprising when you think about how close a relationship he has with Antonio Conte.

Antonio Conte is not interested to return Vidal from Barca

The duo worked great together at Juventus, helping bring the Bianconeri back to the top of Italian football. However, Conte is not interested in reuniting with the Chilean midfielder. Although the Catalan newspaper Sport has concluded that in the future. Both clubs may agree on a deal for Vidal separately if the situation changes. The names that were carefully watched were Nelson Semedo and Junior Firpo, both of whom Conte liked. Jean-Clair Todibo and Samuel Umtiti were offered to Inter even though the first was valued at 25 million euros. However, Umtiti lacks real interest in leaving Camp Nou at this stage. Conte has a special relationship with Ivan Rakitic, and he would have been high on his list of choices. But the Croatian midfielder made it clear that he would not sign up for the Milan club.

 

“If the deal with Lautaro depends on the fact that I will go in the opposite direction, I don’t think it will be done,” Rakitic admitted in an interview with journalists.