Man United AGREE to pay release-clause of Atletico Madrid star

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Manchester United have agreed to pay the £29.2m release-clause of one of Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid stars…

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In reports cited by the Metro, the Red Devils are close to sealing their second signing of the summer window following Memphis Depay, as the Premier League giants have triggered the buy-out clause of Arda Turan.

On Monday night, rumours were rife on social media that Turan had agreed personal terms with Louis van Gaal’s side, and it’s now claimed that the Atleti No.10 is close to putting pen-to-paper on a five-year contract at Old Trafford.

The Turkey international’s agent revealed [via talkSPORT] that his client was eager to leave the Estadio Vicente Calderon in the coming weeks, and is keen on playing in England’s top flight next season.

While the player himself, a few days later, took to Twitter to confirm that he was currently locked in talks with three to four clubs, suggesting that his transfer away from Simeone’s side was imminent.

The 28-year-old was also said to be on the radar of Arsenal and Chelsea [via the Express]; however, van Gaal appears to have won the race for his signature in what looks set to be another summer of heavy spending from the Dutchman.

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