Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan wants to leave the club behind this summer and complete a move to the Premier League, according to his agent.
As reported by the Independent, Ahmet Bulut, who represents the Turkish international, has insisted that the player's intention is to leave La Liga behind in an attempt to go in search of a new challenge.
Turan, at 28-year of age, has enjoyed a fine stint at Atletico in recent years, having produced the goods on a consistent basis under the guidance of Diego Simeone, and it now appears that he could head to England's elite division sooner rather than later.
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In fact, his agent has insisted that they're currently in talks with as many as three teams, with four of the Premier League's biggest clubs linked with a move for the midfield ace.
The quartet of Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea have all been credited with interest in the Atletico man of late, but it's far from certain as to whether any of the clubs are in negotiations with the player over a move.
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One thing's for sure, a move to England for Turan is possible, as his agent, speaking to Spanish newspaper AS, stated: His intention is to leave Spain this summer.
"His will to leave and to play in the Premier League, that is the path he would like to take to continue his career.
"We are currently in talks with three teams but I cannot reveal the names of the clubs.
"However, I can tell you that they are the best in England and in European football."
There's a twist, though, with the European duo of PSG and Milan interested in the player's signature, however Bulut has insisted that Turan is determined to play in the Premier League.
He continued by saying: "It's true that Milan and PSG are two of the six teams that are interested in him," Bulut said.
"But the Italian team is not among our options because they will not play in the Champions League next season. PSG is a possibility although Arda always has the desire to play in England."
One thing's for sure, whoever lands him in the summer transfer window, will be securing a wonderful player, full of experience. Playing as an attacking midfielder, the man who captains his national side, may not be a regular goalscorer, but he's certainly a workhorse and a creator of goals.
With great feet and fine vision, he'd certainly fit in well to a number of England's top clubs, so don't be surprised if the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Co. really are in the running to sign him.
Liverpool, of course, may well struggle to sign him as they won't be participating in next season's Champions League, so it looks set to be an interesting transfer saga. United, on the other hand, already have an array of attacking talent, while he would no doubt prove a fine squad player for the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City, who will be hoping to make an impact on the European scene.
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