‘I’m a Barcelona player, I’ve not had talks with any club’ – Midfielder denies reports of transfer deal

ROME, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 19: Nicolò Zaniolo of AS Roma competes for the ball with Arda Turan of Istanbul Basaksehir F.K. during the UEFA Europa League group J match between AS Roma and Istanbul Basaksehir F.K. at Stadio Olimpico on September 19, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has been closely linked with a move to Japanese outfit Urawa Reds in the Turkish press.

The Turkey international midfielder has distanced himself from the transfer rumours.

Turan underlined that he is a Barcelona footballer and that he has not held any negotiations with another club.

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The 32-year-old had the following to say regarding the transfer link: “I am a Barcelona footballer, I have held talks with no other club.”

Turan is a Barcelona player until the end of the season when his contract runs out.

The La Liga outfit are unlikely to offer the midfielder a new deal.

The former Turkey international returned to Barcelona after his loan deal at Basaksehir was terminated.

Turan has yet to make an appearance for Barca this season.

The former Atletico Madrid mad had been closely linked with a move to Galatasaray and Flamengo over the winter transfer window but neither materialized.

Turan has from grace over recent years. After struggling for playing time at Barca he was loaned to Basaksehir.

Turan also recently received a suspended sentence for firing a gun in a hospital in Istanbul.

The experienced midfielder got into a fight with Berkay Sahin last year at an Istanbul nightclub which ended with a broken nose for the pop star.

Turan then turned up at the hospital Sahin was being treated at and shot at the floor.

He was sentenced for firing a gun to cause panic, illegal possession of weapons and intentional injury.