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Arda Turan’s agent confirms Basaksehir deal

Arda Turan’s agent has confirmed the Barcelona midfielder is just steps away from signing for Turkish side Basaksehir.

The Turkish international is in a long list of midfield options under Ernesto Valverde as Barca which includes Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic, Andre Gomes, Rafinha, Denis Suarez, Sergi Roberto, Paulinho and new signing Philippe Coutinho.

Valverde is keen to move the former Atletico Madrid man on and gain some extra funds, having spent big on both Ousmane Dembele and Coutinho.

Links with Premier League side Manchester United were rife before the English transfer window closed, whilst a potential loan move to former club Galatasaray was also mentioned.

After gaining interest from plenty of clubs, Arda reportedly told his agent of the three clubs he wants to join, which are said to be Besiktas, Everton or AC Milan.

But it is thought that lucrative offer form Basaksehir, who lead the Turkish league, is tempting the midfielder.

And his agent, Ahmet Bulut has now confirmed that a deal is now almost done.

“Everything is happening in a positive way,” Bulut told A Spor.

“The final decision will be made on Friday. We’ve already given a positive response to Basaksehir and Arda Turan agrees.

“There’s only one or two small details needed for an agreement to be reached. Now all that’s missing is Barcelona’s response.

“The chances of a deal being closed are more than 99 percent.”

Having moved to Barcelona two years ago, Arda has featured 53 times for Barca but his time on the playing field this season is yet to begin.

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A move to either of the aforementioned sides is likely this month, with the former Atleti man having missed Barca’s open training session last week to pursue an exit.

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