Chelsea and Manchester United will be buoyed by the news that Atletico Madrid’s Arda Turan has reportedly told the Liga BBVA outfit that he is seeking a new challenge next season.
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Earlier this week, the midfielder’s agent publicly stated that his client was eager for a move to the Premier League this summer and was currently assessing a trio of offers from England’s top flight [The Guardian].
In an update on his future, AS claim that Diego Simeone was eager to learn whether such reports of his desire to leave the Estadio Vicente Calderon were true – and it appears they are.
According to the Spanish newspaper, relaxed discussions between Turan and Simeone took place on Friday, and the 28-year-old informed his manager that he wants to leave La Liga this summer. The report reveals that Turkey’s No.10 has grown tired of the Argentine coach’s style of play, which he feels isn’t making the most of his technical ability.
Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United, as well as Atleti’s rivals Barcelona [Express] have all been credited with interest, while Paris Saint-Germain may have made an offer for his signature already, and his desire to move on could largely be due to financially rewarding deals elsewhere, AS believe.
Despite their growing reputation across Europe over the past few seasons, as they claimed the Liga BBVA trophy for the first time in 18 years in the 2013-14 season, and also reached the Champions League final in that same title-winning campaign, Atleti have lost a number of key players. Former stars Diego Costa and Filipe Luis signed for Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in the immediate aftermath of their domestic triumph – and the club look set to lose another ace this summer, as they struggle to compete with the financial prowess of their European rivals.