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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…

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Basaksehir up front with Arda Turan interest

Turkish league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir have made an offer to sign Barcelona’s Arda Turan, according to Marca. 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…

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Basaksehir offer Arda Turan escape from Barcelona

Turkish league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir have made an offer to sign Barcelona’s Arda Turan, according to Marca. 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…

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Arda Turan and Rafinha miss open training to pursue Barca exit

Both Arda Turan and Rafinha have missed Barcelona’s annual open training session in order to find an exit from the club. Turkish international Turan is in a long list of midfield options under Ernesto Valverde as Barca which includes Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic, Andre Gomes, Denis Suarez, Sergi Roberto and new signing Paulinho. Valverde is keen to move the former Atletico Madrid man on and gain some extra funds to bolster his options and make a move for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho. Links with Premier League side Manchester United…

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Arda Turan informs agent of clubs he wants to join

Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has informed his agent of the clubs he wants to join as an exit from the Catalan club looks likely. 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 and new signing Paulinho. Valverde is keen to move the former Atletico Madrid man on and gain some extra funds to bolster his options and make a move for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho. Links with Premier…

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Arda Turan in England to hear Premier League interest

Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan was in England on Sunday to hear interest from a number of potential Premier League clubs. 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 and new signing Paulinho. Valverde is keen to move the former Atletico Madrid man on and gain some extra funds to bolster his options and make a move for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho. Links with Premier League side Manchester United…

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Barcelona subsidise Ozil wages with double midfielder sale

Barcelona will sell both Arda Turan and Andre Gomes in the January transfer window to subsidise the wage demands of Mesut Ozil. Germany international Ozil is free to discuss terms with any club from January 1st as he enters the last year of his contract at Premier League side Arsenal. Barca’s interest in the World Cup winner has gathered pace in recent weeks with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger resigning to the fact he will leave the Emirates stadium and preferring a move to Spain, rather than to Manchester United, who…

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Arda Turan set for Barcelona exit in January

Turkish superstar Arda Turan looks set for a return to his homeland in the January transfer window, having enjoyed very little game time at Barcelona since the arrival of current manager Ernesto Valverde. Turan, who arrived at the Nou Camp from title rivals Atletico Madrid in 2015, has become the forgotten man amongst Valverde’s new look Barca, and is believed to have no future at the club. A shining light in Atleti’s shock La Liga title win in the 2013-14 season, Turan made the move to Barcelona after the following…

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Barcelona planning January sale to fund Coutinho move

Barcelona are planning to sell Arda Turan, Thomas Vermaelen and Paco Alcacer in January to fund their pursuit of Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho. Turan, Vermaelen and Alcacer have found themselves surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou since the arrivals of Paulinho, Gerard Deulofeu and last summers defensive arrival – Samuel Umtiti. Turkish midfielder Arda has not featured this season for the Catalan club and has been linked previously with Premier League side Arsenal and former club, Turkish giants Galatasaray. Having paid around £35m for the former Atletico Madrid man, Barca…

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Atletico Madrid: their loss of character and where they go from here

After a tough week by Atletico Madrid, where they lost to Chelsea and drew with Leganes at the weekend, there has been a lot of questions surrounding Simeone and how good this current Atleti team really is. Comparing this team to that of the league winning side of the 2013/14 season, there is a clear gap in terms of players attitude, grit and determination. This gap is clear to see when simply comparing the 2 sets of players. Team of 2013/14 Team of 2017/18 Thibaut Courtois Jan Oblak Juanfran Juanfran…

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