Arda Turan announcement expected on Friday: Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United possible destinations

Atletico Madrid midfielder set for switch

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Arda Turan's next club will be revealed on Friday, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal among those considered possible destinations.

The Atletico Madrid midfielder has indicated to his current club that he will move this summer and his agent recently revealed that the Turkey international was in talks with three Premier League sides.

A decision on which one of them he will join - or whether he opts for a club on the continent - will soon be made according to his representative Ahmet Bulut.

“A lot of things about his transfer are being published but not everything they say is true,” Bulut told NTVSpor. “We want to clarify that at this time there is a lot of pressure about this situation but we don’t want to make a formal statement about his destination before he signs. That being said, in the next four days Arda will decide which team he’ll play for next season.”

 

Chelsea are thought to be his most likely destination with some reports suggesting the 28-year-old has his heart set on a move to Stamford Bridge. However, Manchester United are also desperate to add to their ranks with Ryan Giggs saying last week that the club must improve the 'spine' of the side, something the arrival of Turan would certainly do.

“Our decision really surprised Atletico Madrid,” Bulut added. “They don’t want Arda to leave and were persistent but in the end, they respected and accepted our decision. But of course, nothing is completely done until he signs. However, we made sure the message was clear that we wanted to leave Atletico.”

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