Saturday, August 24, 2013

Arsenal And Liverpool On Turan Alert

Arsenal and Liverpool will continue to track the availability of Turkish star Arda Turan after his agent admitted he would jump at a move to the Premier League.

The 26-year-old joined Atletico Madrid from Galatasaray in 2011 for a fee of €12 making him the most expensive Turkish player of all time.

He has made 65 appearances for the La Liga side and has been an integral figure in Madrid’s side contributing to the sides Copa Del Rey triumph last season.

Atletico though, is reluctant to let Turan leave this summer as he still has two years remaining on his contract.

But his agent, Ahmet Bulut, admits that a move to the Premier League would be very difficult to resist.

He told "The club does not want to sell Arda. However, if we were to get an offer equal to his £29m 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 preliminary contacts."

Although both clubs seem interested in taking the winger, the £29m buy-out clause remains a stumbling block.

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