Date: 15th September 2013 at 5:45pm
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midfielder has admitted to having handled the ball during his side’s 1-1 Derby d’Italia draw against Inter, and confirmed that he is close to signing a new deal in Turin.

The first meeting of the season between the bitter rivals ended all-square, with Mauro Icardi’s goal for the in the 72nd minute being cancelled out by Vidal’s strike moments later, which ensured that both sides maintained their unbeaten starts to the 2013/14 season.

“Today I scored another goal, but we equalised and I’m satisfied,” Vidal told Sky.

“Did the ball hit my hand? Yes, it did, otherwise it would have been a penalty.

“Now we are thinking about the Champions League, and a very important match [against Copenhagen].

“My goals? I always look at the ‘keeper first and then I hit the ball.”

The 26-year-old Chilean international was a reported target for and over the summer, but he has no intention of leaving the Stadium any time soon.

“Regarding the renewal I can say that it will be confirmed shortly, we are close.”

The Bianconeri’s next fixture is on September 22 when they will play host to Hellas Verona.