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Barcelona star Arda Turan, who missed the loss to Paris St-Germain due to a thigh injury, is rumored to be planning a Premier League move.

Chelsea could be next club for the Turkish star, after Turkish Football revealed that the former Atletico Madrid attacking-midfielder made a big-money purchase by buying a new house in London, very close to Stamford Bridge.

The 3-year-old star has previously been linked with a switch to Premier League and was spotted with Chelsea striker Diego Costa in a restaurant last week.

Diego Costa Turan Arda

 

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Recently, Chelsea have shown interest in Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan.

Although his agent, Ahmet Bulut, has stated that the Turkish international is happy at the club, his short-term future is still uncertain.

“The interest [in Arda] is normal but the rumours saying he is leaving Barcelona are false, he is happy at the club.”

Bulut has also told Goal that there has been no offer from Arsenal for the 29-year-old despite rumours from tabloids around Europe.

“No, I haven’t heard anything from Arsenal. Arda will be staying at Barcelona.”

 

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Barcelona are looking to offload Arda Turan this summer after a disappointing first season with the Spanish giants.

He joined Barcelona last year from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid for around £29m. However, Barcelona are willing to take a loss on the Turkish international and sell him on for £23m.

Chelsea and Arsenal are leading race to sign the bearded midfielder, despite his agent claiming he is happy at the club.

His agent spoke to Turkish-football.com and said that the interest is normal but he won’t be leaving this summer.

“The interest [in Arda] is normal but the rumours saying he is leaving Barcelona are false, he is happy at the club.”

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Chelsea target Arda Turan is determined to stay despite a host of sides have been heavily linked with a move to sign the 29-year-old, according to the player’s agent.

Also Arsenal, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund were expected to be very keen on the Barcelona star, whose ownership is esteemed around £23m after he spent just one season with the La Liga champions.

His agent Ahmet Bulut told the Guardian:“The interest in Arda is normal but the rumours saying he is leaving   Barcelona are false, he is happy at the club”.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is quoted to have said: “The coaching staff count on Arda Turan and we thank both him and Aleix Vidal for the patience they showed to go six months without being able to play”.

 

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Chelsea have recently shown interest in Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan.

The Blues were eyeing the Turkish international previously when he played for Atletico Madrid but Turan opted for a move to Barca at the start of last season for a fee of £35m.

There were regulations in place that kept the 29-year-old sidelined until January of this year. He made 13 appearances for the Spanish giants but failed to impress and according to Spanish newspaper Marca, Barcelona are looking to cut their losses and sell Turan for around £23m.

Chelsea do, however face competition from Arsenal and a battle is set to take place to acquire the signature of the Turkish attacking midfielder.

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12 months ago, Chelsea were keen on acquiring the services of Turkish international Arda Turan. However, Turan joined Spanish giants Barcelona for around £29m.

The 29-year-old has struggled to cement a regular place in the first team and that has since raised speculation over his future at the club.

Both Chelsea and Manchester United have shown interest in Turan but he has pledged his future to Barcelona, claiming it to be a dream come true.

“I am very happy in Barcelona, I want to continue.

“But now I am totally focused on the national team and the Euros. It is a dream for me to play for Barcelona.”

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Barcelona sport director Roberto Fernandez spoke about Arda Turan‘s situation.

The Turkish winger signed from Blaugrana last summer, but he couldn’t play until January for the FIFA embargo: anyway, he didn’t really impress in the months he was able to play and was not a regular in the Luis Enrique‘s side.

That is why he was linked with other European top clubs, among these we also got Chelsea and radio network TalkSport insists that the Blues are still keen on him.

But Barcelona’s sport director claimed the club still trust him:

“Arriving at Barça, even if you come from a big club, is not a simple process. You face [getting into a team] a team that is very strong,” Fernandez said in his press conference.
“But we expect a lot from him, we have total confidence in him and hopefully he will be decisive next season.”

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Samuel Eto’o will host a charity game in Antalaya, Turkey, that will see a selection of top players facing a Turkish star team on 16 July.

The Cameroon striker called some of his ex Chelsea team mates like Eden Hazard and Demba Ba, and also Chelsea legend Didier Drogba responded to the invitation.

Eto’o’s team will include top players like Leo Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Diego Maradona, Eden Hazard, Andrés Iniesta, Demba Ba, Drogba and Arda Turan.

Antalyaspor released the following statement regarding the match:
“Samuel Eto’o will host a friendly game on 16 July 2016 at the Antalya Arena stadium. Messi, Neymar, Suarez, Maradona, Hazard, Iniesta, Demba Ba, Drogba and Arda Turan will be some of the names in his dream team. Antalyaspor president Gultekin Gencer will be involved in organising the event.”

The “Fundacion Privada Samuel Eto’o,” which was established in 2006, helps provide basic healthcare and works on improving social inclusion and will become 10 years old in 2016.

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Barcelona presidential candidate Josep Maria Bartomeu is convinced that Arda Turan should spend the first half of next season on loan.

The Turkish player joined Barcelona for £24m from Atletico Madrid, but due to Barcelona’s transfer ban he will not be able to play until January.

Since several days there have been rumors that Luis Enrique may send Turan on a loan. It is said that Blaugrana will not allow Turan to join any La Liga rival but is considering other proposals.

Bartomeu told RAC 1 :

“This is a possibility but the final decision must be made by coach Luis Enrique and it must be a purely technical decision,”

It must be a team not playing in the Champions League.”

Before Arda Turan joined Barcelona, he was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea. Maybe Blaugrana will send him on a loan at Stamford Bridge ? We will find out soon.

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Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has spoken about the potentially departing Pedro, and has said that while he does want the Spain international to leave, he will respect whatever decision he comes to.

Pedro, who was pushed out of the Barcelona line-up by Luis Suarez as the La Liga giants won the treble last season, has been linked to Chelsea, and reports in Spain suggest that he could leave after the buy-out clause was drastically lowered in his most recent contract.

The 27-year-old could leave for as little as £21 million, the sum was lowered from a staggering £107 million when he agreed to stay at the Camp Nou until 2019, and his position in the team appeas even more untenable after the club signed Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid.

Speaking today, Enique said this:

“I don’t want anyone to leave but there is a clause. We have to respect his decision. I do not deceive anyone and I do not guarantee anyone playing time. It will be his personal decision.”

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