Metro have Arsenal fans looking up with hope for the first time in a while here in the Football Transfer Tavern as it was claimed that the club could well be set to bid for Arda Turan.
The Atletico Madrid star has been linked with a move to the Premier League for quite some time now and it seems that both Arsenal and Liverpool are keen on the Turkish international.
Brendan Rodgers has been linked with a whole host of players this summer and has just missed out on Willian who is set to have a medical with Tottenham.
Now it seems he wants to get Turan in, yet will face not only resistance from Ateltico Madrid but also competition from Arsenal who have had their own well documented problems in the transfer window.
Turan’s agent noted when asked about the future of the player that: “The club does not want to sell Arda. However, if we were to get an offer equal to his €24m buy-out clause Atletico should listen to such a proposal.
“Arsenal and Liverpool? A destination in the Premier League would be to the liking of the player and I can confirm there are clubs interested, like the two mentioned.
“At the moment there are no concrete offers, only enquiries.”
Atletico have of course seen star man Radamel Falcao leave for Monaco this summer and are understandably reluctant to allow any more top talent to leave, yet should the 20 million euro release clause be met, the La Liga side will have little choice.
Arda Turan is seemingly linked with a Premier League switch every summer so will this window be any different? Let us know your thoughts below.
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