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Chelsea in advanced talks to sign £29.2m Manchester United target

Chelsea are in advanced talks with Atletico Madrid to sign Manchester United target Arda Turan, reports talkSPORT.

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This comes after the Metro had claimed the Red Devils were ready to pay the 28-year-old’s £29.2 million release clause. However, the Blues don’t seem to have taken notice of this, and are keen to bring the winger to Stamford Bridge. With SPORT reporting that they are offering Juan Cuadrado to clubs, a new wideman could be a priority for manager Jose Mourinho.

Last season the Turkey international managed four goals and six assists in 46 appearances for the Rojiblancos, helping them to the quarter finals of the Champions League as well as to finish third in La Liga. He was also a key part of the team that upset the apple cart to win the Spanish top flight and also get to the final of the Champions League in the 2013-14 campaign.

The Stamford Bridge outfit may have an advantage in the battle to sign Turan, with former teammates Diego Costa and Filipe Luis already at the club. This means that the midfielder will likely be able to bed in with the team far more easily than he could at Old Trafford. Whichever side is successful in their overtures to the player will be known soon, as his agent, Ahmet Bulut, has confirmed that Turan will know his new team in four days according to Turkish Football.

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