Arda Turan
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Manchester United are reportedly set to revive their interest in Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan.

According to the Express, the Red Devils have baulked at Real Madrid's £50m valuation for primary target Angel Di Maria and are now targeting the Turkish international.

Turan is available for a relatively lesser sum, as he has a £32m release-clause in his contract, and has been linked with a move away from the club in the past.

The 27-year-old midfielder has been a key player for the Spanish capital club, and played an important role in their run to the La Liga title last season. Atletico became the first team to win the title apart from Real or Barcelona since Valencia won it in 2004.

The Turkish international has also attracted interest from United's Premier League rivals Arsenal, and earlier in the summer, his agent Ahmet Bulut admitted Turan's interest in working under Arsene Wenger.

"He is interested in working under Arsene Wenger and Arda would like to play in England," Bulut said, as quoted in the Independent.

However, Atletico manager Diego Simeone is reluctant to sell another of his key players after already losing Diego Costa and Filipe Luis to Chelsea.

The Argentinean categorically denied the transfer speculation and confirmed that Turan will remain with the La Liga champions.

"Arda isn't going anywhere, I'm sure of it," Simeone said, as quoted in the Express.

The report also claims that Turan has bought a new house in Madrid and the Turkish midfielder has admitted that he is happy to remain with Atletico and be a part of their success.

"I'm with the best club in Spain. I'm part of this system," Turan said.