Barcelona, Arsenal & Liverpool target Calhanoglu focusing on Bayer [divider]
Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Hakan Çalhanoğlu has revealed that he is only focusing on his club and the Turkish national team despite being linked with a number of clubs.
Arsenal and Liverpool were closely linked with Çalhanoğlu before his move to Bayer Leverkusen.
Barcelona are also reported to be keeping close tabs on the Turkish international.
“Other clubs do not interest me now,” Çalhanoğlu told Bild Sport.
“I am focusing on Bayer Leverkusen and Turkey.”
Çalhanoğlu scored the winning goal in the 1-0 win over last seasons Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid in the Last 16 first leg at the BayArena.
The Turkish scored the only goal of the game. Çalhanoğlu picked up a back-heel from Karim Bellarabi and finished in style in the second half.
Çalhanoğlug has scored nine times and provided seven assists in all competitions for the Bundesliga outfit.
The Turkish international was named best young player of the 2013/14 season by leading German football magazine 11 Freunde.
Çalhanoğlu recently patched things up with Turkish national team manager Fatih Terim and has returned to the Crescent-Stars setup.
Toprak, Çalhanoğlu and Töre were involved in an altercation last year which resulted in a gun being pulled on the Bayer duo.
The incident sparked further outrage when Terim decided to drop the victims of the incident Çalhanoğlu and Toprak.