Arsenal transfer boost as Barcelona target told he can leave in January
Barcelona attacking midfielder Arda Turan has been told he can leave in January.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde reportedly wants his squad to be lighter and the La Liga leaders are waiting for offers.
Turan has an offer from China but he is not keen on moving to the Far East.
The 30-year-old has yet to make a single appearance this season but he does have another three-years remaining on his contract.
A source close to Arda Turan revealed to Turkish-Football that Turan is happy at Barcelona and that he would only consider the Premier League as an alternative destination.
Turan has been linked with Arsenal and Turkey national team boss Mircea Lucescu confirmed that the Gunners have already made an offer.
Lucescu spoke to Valverde about the experienced winger about Turan.
“I spoke to Valverde, Arsenal made Arda an offer,” Lucescu said.
“Arda was on the verge of joining Arsenal this summer but it did not go through.”