Barcelona join race for £30m Man Utd target Hakan Calhanoglu

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Leverkusen's midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu (R) celebrates scoring with South Korean striker Heung Min Son during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern Munich at the BayArena in Leverkusen, western Germany, on May 2, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ RESTRICTIONS - DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH. IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050. (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Barcelona have joined the race for Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Çalhanoğlu according to the Milliyet.

The Turkish international scored in his most recent game for the Crescent-Stars in the 2-0 win over Czech Republic in Euro 2016 Group A.

Barcelona could face competition from Manchester United who have been closely linked with the 21-year-old playmaker.

United will have to part ways with £30 million to prize Çalhanoğlu away from Bayer according to Tutto Mercato Web (via the Mirror‘s Aaron Flanagan).

The highly rated 21-year-old playmaker is one of the most sought after players in the Bundesliga and has a brilliant record in Europe playing a direct role in 12 (6 goals, 6 assists) in his 14 European games.

Çalhanoğlu already has six goals and two assists to his name in all competitions this season and has built a reputation as being a set-piece specialist.

The Turkish international star has a phenomenal free-kick scoring record – 22 in the Bundesliga alone.