Manchester United and Chelsea target Ozan Tufan stays in Turkey

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Manchester United and Chelsea look set to miss out on Turkish sensation Ozan Tufan, with the 19-year-old closing in on a move to Besiktas.

According to Spanish publication AS, a number of clubs were looking at Tufan, including the Red Devils and Chelsea, but it appears for the time being his future remains in Turkey. Atletico Madrid were also taking a keen interest along with Manchester City.

According to Turkish daily newspaper Milliyet, the Bursaspor player in on the verge of completing a deal in the region of €7million for Tufan.


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The youngster has made 41 league appearances since breaking into the Bursaspor first team in 2013 and has already made 13 appearances for the Turkish national team, scoring his only goal in a 2-1 friendly win over Denmark in 2014.


With such experience behind him at such a tender age it appears Tufan has a bright future ahead of him, however he would have been hard pressed to stake a claim for a first team position in Manchester or London, and may have been loaned out or had to settle for appearances in the development squads.

A move to a more successful Turkish outfit such as Besiktas may prove to be a smart career choice for the midfielder, who can also play right-back.


Both Chelsea and Man United are looking to add additions to their squad before the transfer window slams shut in September. Chelsea are close to a deal for Augsburg defender Baba Rahman, and have seen a surprise bid for Gregory van der Wiel rejected by PSG.

Meanwhile United are still chasing Barcelona winger Pedro, but it is still unclear whether the move will materialise. Lucas Biglia is also linked with a move. 

Chelsea have struggled to bring in signings to strengthen their side this summer and that could be something that holds the club back this season. 

United have gone the other way and signed five new players so far, too many new faces could be a hinderance to the club as they all have to adapt to Louis van Gaal's style of play.

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