Arda Turan
Arda Turan is ready to leave Atletico MadridGetty Images

Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan has all but confirmed he is in talks with "three or four clubs" to leave the Vicente Calderon during the summer transfer window amid speculation linking him to both Chelsea and Manchester United.

The 28-year-old Turkish international has been one of the leaders of Diego Simeone's side since his arrival to the La Liga giants in summer 2011.

But his agent, Ahmet Bulut, revealed last week to AS that the versatile midfielder is likely to have an experience in the Premier League.

"He is planning on leaving Spain this summer. He would like to play in the Premier League. This is the path he would like to see his career take. His departure from Atletico won't be easy due to his €41m (£29m, $45.5m) buyout clause. I'm in discussion with three clubs but I can't reveal their names. They are three of the best clubs in England and indeed in Europe," Bulut said then.

Bulut also admitted offers from AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain while reports in Italy and Spain have since heavily linked him with a move to the Premier League.

La Gazzetta Dello Sport reported that one of the three Premier League clubs interested in Turan is Manchester United, and that Louis van Gaal is preparing a bid to take account of his release clause.

Meanwhile, Spanish newspaper AS said the player has instead set his sights on a move to Stamford Brdige to reunite with his former Atletico Madrid teammates Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois – while Chelsea wantaway Filipe Luis could be included in a potential swap deal to facilitate the Turk's arrival to the Blues.

And the player himself has now broken his silence on his Twitter account, confirming that even though the "rumours are not entirely correct" he is in negotiations with three or four clubs to leave the Vicente Calderon.

"The transfer rumours are not entirely correct. My agent is currently in touch with 3-4 clubs. I will update you all if a deal is made," he wrote on his Twitter account."

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