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The 28-year-old has also been the subject of interest from Chelsea in recent weeks, according to AS, meaning that the Turkey international has a quartet of Europe’s biggest clubs to choose from after his brilliant form over the last two seasons.
He was a key part of the Atleti side which won La Liga and got to the final of the Champions League in the 2013-14 campaign, and last time round scored three goals and made six assists in 46 appearances.
“Arda is honoured to be linked with huge clubs like Barcelona, PSG and Manchester United,” Bulut said, “of course it is exciting but I cannot drop any names right now.
“Arda has won almost everything there is to win with Atleti and is now looking for another challenge this is the next step in his career.”
Not only did his representative reveal this, but he has also claimed that the player will know where he is moving to in the next four days, according to Turkish Football.
“There are lots of rumours in the press but I cannot say anything now although I would like to,” he said.
“Without the signature and agreement I cannot break my silence but Arda will know his new team within the next four days.”
This has come as rumours about a move away from the Vicente Calderon grow. Turan did not help the stories by posting on Twitter that he was in talks with three-four sides.
The transfer rumors are not entirely correct. My agent is currently in touch with 3-4 clubs. I will update you all if a deal is made.
— Arda Turan (@ArdaTuran10line) June 28, 2015
The Rojiblancos look primed for one of their star players to leave as well.
They have been linked with a move for Arsenal ace Santi Cazorla by the Daily Express, and the diminutive midfielder could be a viable replacement for Turan.
However, the switch would not represent a like-for-like swap, with the Spaniard preferring to pass than dribble, unlike his Turkish counterpart.
The 30-year-old would still be a great signing for manager Diego Simeone after showing he can still cut it at the top in 50 appearances last time round.