Barcelona star Arda Turan receives €60m offer from Chinese giants

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Barcelona star Arda Turan receives €60m offer from Chinese giants Shanghai Shenhua

Barcelona star Arda Turan has received another big money bid from the Chinese Super League.

A source close to the player revealed to Turkish-Football that Chinese giants Shanghai Shenhua offered Turan a three-year deal worth €20 million per-season which works out to €60 million in total.

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Turan does have a €66 million release clause but he is keen on remaining at Barcelona.

The La Liga giants already turned down an offer from China for Turan over the summer summer according to Sport.

Turan is currently having his best season in terms of goals scored and assists provided since joining the league from Galatasaray in 2011.

The attacking midfielder with one of the most recognisable beards in football broke the transfer record for Turkish international leaving the Super Lig when he joined Atleti and smashed his own record signing for Barcelona.

Turan joined Barcelona on a €34 million from Atletico Madrid and still has another four-years remaining on his current deal.

The Turkish international star has scored 11 times and provided seven assists this season.

Despite being in form, head coach Luis Enrique has not given Turan a start in the last three games which has resulted in rumours that he could be on his way out.

Turkish-Football asked Turan’s agent Ahmet Bulut what the situation was regarding the offer from China.

Bulut denied that Turan has agreed terms with a Chinese club and underlined once again that he is happy at Barcelona and that the club has been pleased with his performances this season.

The experienced midfielder had also been closely linked with a move to the Premier League over the summer but Bulut also dismissed previous claims reporting that his client was on the move.

The 29-year-old has a house in Barcelona and has settled into life in the city. Turan has spent the last five years in Spain.

Several high profile players have joined the Chinese Super League on big money moves over the summer and current transfer window including Chelsea’s Oscar but Turan does not look like he will be the next star name to make the move.

Turan is the most successful Turkish international player ever and has lifted every domestic trophy in Turkey, Spain and Europe other than the Champions League.

The midfielder is also commercially one of the most lucrative players in the current Turkish national team setup.

Barcelona are currently third in the La Liga, five points behind leaders Real Madrid who have a game in hand and one point behind second placed Sevilla.