Exclusive: Liverpool to Reignite Interest In £33m-Rated La Liga Star This Summer

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Merseysiders are set to splash the cash this summer in order to land the brilliant Turk. 

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Liverpool are set to reignite their long-running interest in highly rated Atletico de Madrid midfielder Arda Turan at the end of the season.

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The Merseyside giants have been running their eye over the coveted Turkey international for some time now, and even came close to making a move for Turan in the recent January transfer window, only for Reds head coach Brendan Rodgers to instead focus on trying to lure FC Basel wide man Mohamed Salah to Anfield instead.

However, with the Northern Irishman missing out on the ‘Egyptian Lionel Messi’s’ signing when the player opted to sign for rivals Chelsea, Liverpool are understood to still be in the market for a new high-class winger this summer.

And that could see the Premier League giants rekindling their previous attempts to lure the Atleti star to Anfield by activating the release clause in the new deal that Turdan agreed with the high-flying Liga outfit earlier on this campaign.

That contract extension now sees the 27-year-old tied to the Vincente Calderon until June 30 2017,with Turdan’s buyout clause getting increased from £20m to a whopping £33m in the process.

But if the Reds were to trigger that release clause by submitting a bid, as they did when meeting fellow Atletico star Diego Costa’s buyout clause last August, then Rodgers would be in a position to open talks with the Turk.

Liverpool may, though, face stiff competition for the player’s signature from a whole host of Premier League rivals, with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City having all been linked with Turdan in the not too distant past.

The left-sided winger is currently enjoying yet another eye-catching campaign under boss Diego Simeone’s inspirational management in the Spanish capital, with Turan having so far managed to register an impressive seven goals and four assists in total in his 31 matches in all competitions for Atleti, including three strikes and two assists in his 20 Liga contests.

And with Rodgers set to be backed financially by the club’s American owners the Fenway Sports Group when the transfer market reopens on July 1, the Liverpool boss could well be armed with a bumper war chest in which to go after his primary targets, especially if they manage to qualify for next season’s Uefa Champions League.

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