Chelsea Launch £21m Bid for Prolific Turkish Forward Burak Yilmaz

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Stamford Bridge side fail in their attempt to sign Burak Yilmaz.

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Chelsea have had a bid for Galatasaray’s Burak Yilmaz turned down according to talkSport.

The Stamford Bridge reportedly got in touch with the Turkish club to discuss a possible move for the Turkish striker, who has been in impressive form this season after scoring 25 goals in just 31 games.

But Galatasaray only recently signed the player from Trabzonspor last summer and are keen to hold on to the free-scoring striker. Yilmaz’s contract with the Turkish giants currently runs until 2016.

They reportedly knocked back Chelsea’s initial offer of £21 million but it is thought the London club are likely to return with an improved offer.

It is thought Galatasaray are looking for a fee closer to the £33 million mark for Yilmaz, but Russian billionaire and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is thought to be ready to sanction a big money move for a new striker.

Chelsea are in the market for a new striker after finally running out of patience with Spanish striker Fernando Torres.

The misfiring forward has scored just 14 goals in 74 appearances for the club and it appears the Chelsea hierarchy are now prepared to cut their losses on the striker who cost £50 million from Liverpool in 2011.

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