Metro have Arsenal fans looking up and away from their FA Cup celebrations here in the Football Transfer Tavern.
This is as they claim that the Gunners will have to work a little bit further if they want to land one of their top targets.
Atletico Madrid player Arda Turan has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Liverpool also keen on the Turkish star, but it seems that if they or Arsenal want to land the long-term target, a bit more effort will have to be put in.
Our punters ask how we know this, and our landlord notes that the player has been speaking about how happy he is in Spain, and exactly why he wants to stay at high flying Atletico Madrid.
Turan’s agent spoke about the future of the player and noted: “[Arda] is interested in working under Arsene Wenger and Arda would like to play in England.
“Arda will not leave Atletico. They are part of the title race and he is a key player. Arda plays for a big club and he will be part of Atletico’s success.
“We have received offers from English clubs. However, for now I would like to insist once more that Arda renewed his contract recently and wants to stay at Atletico.”
As one of our punters notes, this is not exactly an out and out denial, and we think the door is certainly open should Wenger chose to move for the player – who seems to be a bit of a fan!
Should Arsenal concentrate on landing other stars rather than Arda Turan this summer? Let us know your thoughts below.
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