Liverpool face fight for Turkish superstar

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Liverpool will have to battle with Atletico Madrid if they wish to sign Turkish superstar Arda Turan.

The 23-year-old has been constantly linked with a move to the Premier League over the past 18-months and has always outlined his desire to play on Merseyside.

"As I always mention, Liverpool attracts me because of their tradition,” he said last year.

“In Europe, I am a Liverpool supporter, so if I go to play in Europe, I would like to play for them.

“My dream has always been to play for one of the top European clubs, but you shouldn’t make concrete plans in your life because sometimes these plans cannot be achieved.

“This is my dream, but for now I’m just working on my football.”

But should Roy Hodgson decide to launch a bid for the £14 million rated winger, he will face stiff competition from Atletico: who are desperate to sign the Turkey international.

According to talkSPORT, the Spanish club had an offer of £11 million rejected by Galatasaray on deadline day and plan to return with an improved bid in January.

Tottenham reportedly made an enquiry about Turan earlier in the summer, but he maintains that he wants to play at Anfield in the red of Liverpool.

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