Arda Turan 'in talks with three Premier League clubs' - Manchester United and Liverpool strongly linked

Agent says the Atletico Madrid midfielder is keen on switch to England

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Manchester United and Liverpool target Arda Turan looks increasingly likely to move to the Premier League this summer after the midfielder's agent revealed his client wants a switch to England.

The Atletico Madrid midfielder has been an integral part of Diego Simeone's successful underdogs since joining the club in 2011, playing a key role in their La Liga title triumph in 2013/14.

However, the Turkey international is ready to move on and despite recent reports that Paris St Germain were leading the race for his signature, it seems a move to the Premier League is more likely.

"His intention is to leave Spain this summer," Turan's agent Ahmet Bulut told Spanish sports newspaper AS.

"His will is 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."


Manchester United and Liverpool have been heavily linked with moves for the 28-year-old this summer, whilst Manchester City are eager to strengthen after seeing Chelsea take their Premier League crown. Jose Mourinho's Blues have also been linked as a possible destination in the past.

Turn, who has two years left on his contract, scored two goals and set up four more in 32 La Liga appearances to help Atletico finish third in the table last season.

As well as PSG, AC Milan have also been linked.

"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."