Photo: £26.6m Arsenal target sparks social media storm after sharing picture with Turkish giants club official
Barcelona star Arda Turan sparked a social media storm after sharing a photograph alongside Besiktas club official Emre Kocadag.
The Turkish international has been closely linked with a move to Besiktas over recent weeks and being spotted with Kocadag has fuelled further speculation.
Kocadag is renowned for his influence in Besiktas’ transfer policy and being spotted alongside Turan has strengthened rumours that the Turkish champions are plotting a move.
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It is worth stressing that Besiktas are currently in no financial position to sign Turan on a permanent deal.
Mundo Deportivo report that Barcelona want €30 million which at todays exchange rate works out at £26.6 million.
Per the source, Arsenal are interested in signing the attacking midfielder but want Barca to accept a lower fee.
A source close to Besiktas revealed to Turkish-Football that the club would not be able to afford the 30-year-old.
The Black Eagles only hope of landing a deal is if Barcelona agree to loan him out for a season.
Turan has however, been reluctant to return to Turkey and a move to Besiktas would be hugely controversial considering he is a Galatasaray legend.