The Catalan giants boss Luis Enrique has no intention of loaning out their new €41 million signing according to Goal.
“They cannot play until January and that does not favour us, but I want the new transfers around until then,” Enrique stated at a pre-season press conference in the USA.
“It is not being contemplated nor will it be contemplated to loan out Arda Turan.”
The news comes amid a statement from the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu saying Arda can leave on loan.
“This is a possibility but the final decision must be made by coach Luis Enrique and it must be a purely technical decision,” Bartomeu told RAC 1.
Turan signed for Barcelona on a £24 million transfer from Atletico Madrid last week despite the La Liga champions still serving a transfer ban until January.
Turan is currently the most expensive La Liga transfer of the summer after joining Barcelona on a £24 million move from Atletico Madrid.