Arda Turan's agent cools talk of £78 million China move

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Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has not yet received an offer to join Beijing Guoan, according to his agent Ahmet Bulut.

Reports have suggested the Chinese Super League club are interested in signing up the 29-year-old in a bid to rival the marquee arrivals of Jackson Martinez, Ramires and Alex Teixeira elsewhere in the division.

Beijing Guoan are said to be prepared to offer Turan a staggering five-year deal worth €100 million (£77.4 million) to lure him away from the Nou Camp just five months after his £26 million move from Atletico Madrid.


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Despite joining Barcelona in July 2015, the Turkey international only made his debut in early January, having been ineligible to play for the Catalans until the passing of the club’s transfer ban.

Turan, who has since featured in eight matches in all competitions, seemingly has no plans to call time on his Barcelona career during the coming weeks or the main transfer period.

“It is not true that Arda has received any offer [from China],” his agent told Mundo Deportivo.

“Arda is not looking at leaving now, or in the summer [transfer window].”

Beijing Guoan have also been linked with tabling a three-year £27 million contract for Turan’s colleague Dani Alves.

The 32-year-old Brazilian has been on the books at Barcelona since 2008 and has won everything there is to win with the La Liga giants.

With just over a year left to run on his current deal, he is the typical headline target Chinese clubs have become synonymous with pursuing in recent months.

Given their successful captures of former Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan stars, the Chinese Super League teams clearly know how to get their way in the transfer market.

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