Arsenal receive huge transfer boost as Barcelona President green lights sale, La Liga giants want £36m
Barcelona president Josef Maria Bartomeu has given the green light to sell star midfielder Arda Turan according to reports in Spain.
AS report that the Barcelona CEO wants £36 million [€41m] for the 30-year-old.
Per the source, Turan has received interest from China but declined a move to the Far East.
Galatasaray are also reported to be interested in bringing back their former attacking midfielder but would not be able to match Barcelona’s asking price.
Turan’s agent Ahmet Bulut reportedly held talks with Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilion last month in Milan.
Arsenal have also been closely linked with the Turkish international star.
The Gunners would be the most attractive out of the interested clubs considering Turan has flirted with the idea of a Premier League move in the past and did recently buy property in London.
The 30-year-old regularly visits the English capital.
Turkish newspaper Haberturk meanwhile claim that the Gunners are ‘on the verge’ of securing a deal with the La Liga giants over Turan.
Turan does have another three-years remaining on his contract with Barcelona but recently appointed manager Ernesto Valverde reportedly has no plans for him next season.
The 30-year-old has lifted the Europa League, European Super League and was part of the Atleti side that reached the 2014 Champions League final.