Galatasaray are unlikely to loan Barcelona winger Arda Turan on a six-month loan according to club sporting director Cüneyt Tanman.
The sporting director stated that while Galatasaray would love Turan to return to the club he does not believe a short-term loan is feasible.
“Everybody wants Arda Turan especially Galatasaray but a six-month loan would be very tough however, you look at it,” Tanman was quoted as saying by AMK.
Turan started his footballing career off at the Galatasaray academy rising from ballboy to professional player before earning a move to Atletico Madrid.
The Turkish international won almost everything there is to win in club competition other than the Champions League while at Atleti – although he was part of the side that reached the final of the competition.
Barcelona completed the signing of Turan on a £24 million move from Atleti a fortnight ago.
Turan will however, be unable to play for the La Liga champions until January as Barcelona are still serving a transfer ban which restricts the club from being able to register new players.
Barcelona president Bartomeu has however, confirmed that the club will be looking to loan the 28-year-old winger out until the new year.
“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.
“It must be a team not playing in the Champions League.”
The Express report that both Liverpool and Tottenham are interested in bringing Turan in to add strength over the first-half of the season.