Sporting Lisbon rival Arsenal for £26m Barcelona star who Arsene Wenger wants

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Sporting Lisbon rival Arsenal for £26m Barcelona star who has been transfer listed

Barcelona star Arda Turan is widely reported to be nearing a summer exit.

Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon have become the latest side to join the race for the Turkish international.

Turkish newspaper Hurriyet report that Sporting are keen on the 30-year-old and have made an enquiry to Barcelona.

Per the source, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants Turan at the North London based club next season.

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Turkish sports newspaper AMK reported that Turan has been transfer listed.

The report claims that Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde and club director Albert Soler held a meeting to decide the summer transfer policy.

Following the meeting it was decided that Barca are prepared to sell the 30-year-old.

Turan does have another three-years remaining on his contract but Valverde does not seem to have plans for the attacking midfielder next season.

The former Turkish international has won league titles at every club he has been transferred to – Galatasaray, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

The 30-year-old has won every domestic title in Turkey and Spain, as well as every European trophy except the Champions League.

Turan scored 13 times and provided seven assists in all competitions last season.