Barcelona have closed the door on Arturo Vidal leaving the club in January, according to COPE. Carles Aleña's move to Real Betis on loan and Arthur Melo's groin injury are two of the factors that, according to the report, have been key in the club's decision. Inter Milan, coached by Antonio Conte, are especially interested in the Chilean midfielder.
In Italy, however, they continue to talk of advanced negotiations, even suggesting that Inter have already reached an agreement with the player's agent, the first step towards opening contact with Barcelona.
COPE, though, cite sources at Barça and say that at no moment have the Catalan club received an official offer from Inter for Vidal, although they have confirmed that the players has filed a lawsuit claiming 2.4 million euros in unpaid bonuses from the club.
Vidal, who along with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, isn't due back in training until Thursday, has seen his desire to flee Camp Nou damaged by Aleña's move to Betis and Arthur's injury problems. Ernesto Valverde has seen his options reduced in midfield and, according to the mentioned media, will not let him leave until at least the end of the season.