Barcelona prepared to let Chelsea target Arda go on loan

Arda Turan

Barcelona are prepared to allow Arda Turan to go out on loan according to the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

The Turkish international has signed a five-year contract with Barcelona but will be unable to play until January due to the La Liga champions transfer ban.

“This is a possibility but the final decision must be made by coach Luis Enrique and it must be a purely technical decision,” Bartomeu told RAC 1.

The Barcelona chief did however, underline that the club does not want him to join a side competing in the Champions League.

“It must be a team not playing in the Champions League.”

Barcelona would be reluctant to allow Turan to join a La Liga rival an he is keen on playing in England which could suggest a brief Premier League move if an offer is made.

There has also been talk of a Galatasaray move but it would be unlikely considering the Lions have booked a place in the Champions League group stages.

Turan is currently the most expensive La Liga transfer of the summer after joining Barcelona on a £24 million move from Atletico Madrid.

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