£20m Arsenal & Chelsea target travels to England

Arda Turan is being forced out of Barcelona according to the latest report from Sport.

Per the source, the La Liga champions aim to ‘accelerate’ Turan’s departure from the club over the summer as head coach Luis Enrique continues his overhaul of the defensive and midfield positions in his squad.

Turan has reportedly now also received interest from Napoli who made an enquiry, Inter Milan and Monaco.

The experienced midfielder would reportedly only accept a club that are title challengers and have Champions League football next season.

The Sun meanwhile report that Chelsea are also interested and that Turan could be available for £20 million which is almost a third less than he signed for last summer.

The Turkish international midfielder is currently in England with the rest of the Barca squad and it remains to be seen whether the Premier League giants will send representatives to make an enquiry for the 29-year-old.

There is confusion over the future of Turan as Enrique is adamant that he should stay while sections of the hierarchy differ in opinion.

Barca have brought in Andre Gomez and Denis Suárez over the summer which could suggest that Turan is on his way out.

Turan may have moved further down the pecking order following Barca’s transfer activity over the summer but his agent Ahmet Bulut has underlined that the midfielder is happy at the club.

“The interest is normal but the rumours saying he is leaving Barcelona are false, he is happy at the club,” Turan’s agent, Ahmet Bulut told Turkish-football.com [via Emre Sarigul who spoke to the Guardian].

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