Revealed: Arsenal could pay more than €25m for Barcelona attacking midfielder

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Revealed: Arsenal could pay more than €25m for Barcelona attacking midfielder

Arsenal have been closely linked with a move for Barcelona star Arda Turan over the past few weeks.

The Spanish edition of ESPN now report that the Gunners could offer more than €25 million for the Turkish international star.

Per the source, Turan could also be subject to offers from China.

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Turan faces an uncertain future at Barcelona following news that Luis Enrique will leave at the end of the season.

Enrique played an integral role in signing Turan from Atletico Madrid in 2015 and rejected two moves from China for the the attacking midfielder.

With Enrique out the picture it remains to be seen what plans his replacement has for Turan.

The 30-year-old’s agent Ahmet Bulut did recently tell Eren Sarigul of Turkish-Football and ESPN that he has not received an offer from Arsenal yet but that was a fortnight ago.

“There is currently no offer, there is nothing to speak of right now,” Bulut told ESPN FC.

“I have not been contacted by Arsenal. As I said before, he is happy at Barcelona and has three years left on his contract.”

Turan has three-years remaining on his current contract and has directly contributed to 20 goals this season – 13 goals and seven assists.

Arsenal are expected to have an overhaul over the summer. Star duo Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez will have just 12 months remaining on their contract at the end of the season and have yet to sign an extension.

The Times did recently report that Arsenal plan to sign Turan as a potential replacement for Ozil should he leave for £25 million.

Turan is not however, a like for like replacement for Ozil, the Turkish international plays as a wide attacking midfielder.

The experienced attacking midfielder would be competing for a place with the likes of Alex Iwobi or Aaron Ramsey if he were to join.