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Arda Turan only joined Barcelona last summer Getty

Chelsea, Arsenal, Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe are the latest clubs to be linked with a summer swoop for Arda Turan, amid the Turkey international's uncertain future at Barcelona. Sport has claimed Chelsea were after the player last summer before he left Atletico Madrid, and have approached him once more to lure him to Antonio Conte's new side.

Turan's agent, Ahmet Bulut, admitted last summer that the player wanted a Premier League move following a number of offers to leave the the Vicente Calderon. Spanish newspaper AS said at the time his preferred destination was Stamford Bridge, although Manchester United were also monitoring the situation closely.

However, Barcelona eventually secured his services, agreeing to pay €34m (£29m, $37.5m) plus add-ons to Diego Simeone's side.

Turan trained with the rest of the Barcelona first squad during the opening part of the campaign, as he was unable to feature in competitive games due to a Fifa transfer embargo. The 29-year-old playmaker was expected to play a crucial role in the second part of the season, but struggled to make any significant impact.

As such, he has been heavily linked with a switch away from the club during the summer transfer window, with rumours that a Chinese outfit want to make him the latest major star to move to the Far East. The Sun has also reported Arsenal and Manchester United as two teams with an interest closer to home.

Barcelona have publicly claimed that they want him to remain at the club, with the intention of helping him turn his career around.

However, Marca have now reported the club's real intentions are different, with them welcoming a sale to fund other signings this summer. An offer of around £22.6m would apparently be enough to trigger a move.

Sport has claimed that Chelsea, Arsenal, Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe are all on alert to make a move for his services, with Chelsea having already made preliminary enquiries.


Turan may prefer to stay at Barcelona, despite knowing he would be behind Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic in the club's pecking order