Arturo Vidal to Barcelona to be made official on Friday

Big deal

Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal is set to become a Barcelona player in the coming days after an agreement was reached between the clubs on Thursday.

The Chilean midfielder has been the subject of many reports over the past two weeks or so.

It looked set that he was to leave the German giants but it was never really 100% as to where he would be going.

Several clubs were touted and Inter Milan certainly looked the most likely over the past week.

Though, Barcelona’s name was thrown into the hat over the past few days as the Camp Nou side looked to add some bite to their midfield.

Before we knew it, the club had already agreed a fee and it now looks as though the deal could be made official in the next 24 hours.

Antonio Conte & Arturo Vidal

TURIN, ITALY – APRIL 28: Arturo Vidal (R) of Juventus celebrates with his head coach Antonio Conte after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between Torino FC and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on April 28, 2013 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Official

That is because there are a number of reports from several high-profile journalists confirming that there is a total agreement for the player to join Barcelona.

Fabrizio Romano was one of those who tweeted the news, with Gianluca Di Marzio following up.

News then started filtering through from Spanish journalists, with Gerard Romero spilling the details.

He claims that tomorrow the move will be made official but there is still some confusion over what the fee could be.

He says that Barcelona sources claim the fee is around €20million, while German sources claim it is more in the region of €28million.

His contract will also last for three years.

Whatever the rumours, we are likely to find out just how much the transfer is tomorrow.

Real Madrid place astronomical price tag on Inter Milan target Luka Modric

While Vidal’s move to Inter Milan fell through, they’ve since moved for Luka Modric.

Though, it’s safe to say that Real Madrid’s asking price means they will not be getting him.

Click here to see what that asking price is. 

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