Serie A champions Juventus are plotting a move to re-sign Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal, according to reports in France.
The Chilean midfielder has struggled to settle at Camp Nou after signing for the Spanish giants on a three-year deal from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in the summer, making just two league starts for Ernesto Valverde’s side.
As a result, he has reportedly become frustrated with his lack of playing time – fuelling speculation that he may be seeking a swift January exit.
That dream could become reality according to French outlet Le10 Sport, who claim that the current Serie A leaders would be willing to re-sign their former player, if the opportunity were to arise.
The Chilean did come off the bench at the weekend, scoring a goal and providing an assist, as Valverde’s side slumped to a shock 4-3 defeat to Real Betis at Camp Nou. But having played just 15 times in all competitions this season (only three times from the start), his time in Spain may be coming to an end.
His potential return to Serie A with ?Juventus would be another huge statement of intent from the Old Lady to dominate domestic football in Italy, with superstar forward Cristiano Ronaldo having already joined in a blockbuster summer move from Real Madrid.
Siempre juntos equipo!!! A seguir luchando y trabajando más fuerte que nunca!!!?????? pic.twitter.com/OduGodv6Oh
— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) November 11, 2018
They are yet to taste defeat in the league this season, and adding Vidal to their ranks would further strengthen a squad that already possesses a vast array of midfield talent.
During his first spell time in Turin, Vidal made 171 appearances for Juventus in all competitions, winning four Serie A titles and scoring 48 goals.