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Chelsea make move for Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan

2013-05-23 04:13:57

Chelsea have made a move for Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan

Chelsea are in talks with Atletico Madrid over midfielder Arda Turan according to Galatasaray president Ünal Aysal.

"Chelsea are involved with Arda and we won't be able to match what they are offering," Asyal told Turkish newspaper Milliyet.

Aysal recently met with Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo and enquired about the availability of Arda.

"I met with the head of Atletico Madrid, he told me that there were three players the club definitely do not want to sell; one of them being Arda Turan," Aysal said speaking to Turkish television station KanalTürk.

Atleti would have to listen to any offers which activate his €24 million minimum-fee release clause.

Arda has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League following comments made by his agent Ahmet Bulut last year.

"Arda has played at Atletico Madrid for two seasons now," Bulut told Turkish state broadcasting service TRT.

"I have wanted to see him play for another team in another league and Arda wants the same.

"I can't say the league or you'll know exactly who I'm talking about but let's just put it like this, there are only 5-6 clubs which could afford Arda right now and he's going to join one of these five clubs."

Arda was signed by the Rojiblancos in 2011 for €12 million making him the most expensive transfer to leave the Turkish Super League.

The Turkish international has lifted three trophies since joining Atleti - the Europa League, Copa Del Rey and he was part of the team which defeated Chelsea 4-1 in European Super Cup.

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