Chelsea and Manchester United fans are looking up with unhappiness on their faces here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they hear from BBC Sport that they have missed out on Arda Turan.
While our landlord notes that Jose Mourinho was keen on the player, it seems the lure of Barcelona proved to be too much – and despite the club being under a transfer embargo at the minute, they certainly seem to be doing pretty well this summer.
Arda will not be able to play for Barcelona until the end of their ban in January, and could even be sold back to Atletico Madrid should Barcelona’s next president reject the move – strange doesn’t even begin to cover it with this one.
It is however another blow for Chelsea in a summer that has already seen them sign Radamel Falcao and lose Petr Cech.
Chelsea fans. Who do you want to turn to now? Are there any other wingers out there who you would like to sign? Let us know your thoughts below!