Andres Iniesta wants Chelsea & Man United transfer target at the Nou Camp

Posted by

Barcelona superstar Andres Iniesta has urged Barcelona to sign midfield pair Arda Turan and Paul Pogba, both of whom have been heavily linked with a move to Catalonia in recent weeks.

Radamel Falcao: Chelsea announce signing of former Manchester United striker
Chelsea Turan: Five alternative winger signings, including £50m wonderkid & pacey Arsenal target
Falcao Chelsea swap deal: Five stars who could move to Monaco as Man United flop signs for Jose Mourinho

However, should the Catalan heavyweights may well face competition from their pair, with both Manchester United and Chelsea having been linked with the duo in recent times.

Speaking to reporters, via Goal, Iniesta has backed Barca’s rumoured pursuit of the pair.

“Pogba’s a player that every great team wants to have. He’s a young lad but with the talent and the strength for the best teams. If he comes and can be with us, he’ll be well received,” he began.

“He’s a great player, a great talent with a lot of quality,” he continued, turning his attention to Atletico Madrid man Turan.

“If he ultimately comes, he’ll be welcome, as any other team-mate would.”

Iniesta’s comments come quickly after club president Josep Maria Bartomeu also confirmed that the reining European champions would be keen on acquiring the Turkish international.

“He’s a very good player, has real quality and perfectly marries what Luis Enrique wants for next season,” Bartomeu began, speaking to Esport3 [via Goal].

“As such, as a candidate, I encourage the board to sign the player.

“In this way, next season, we’ll have a team that will be very competitive and primed to win all possible titles.”

Manchester United have also been linked to the former Galatasaray man, although it remains to be seen whether the Red Devils will make concrete their reported interest in the 28-year-old  [via the International Business Times].

As for Pogba, Barcelona’s main rivals for the Juventus star’s signature look to be Chelsea [Metro].

Jose Mourinho is a keen admirer of the French international, and may see the midfield powerhouse as the kind of player who could guarantee the Pensioners retain their Premier League title next term.

The Blues have also been linked with Turan, with Diego Costa recently revealing that he would love to be reunited with his former teammate at Stamford Bridge [Burgun via Turkish Football].

The pair, along with current Chelsea left-back Filipe Luis, enjoyed great success together at Atletico—winning the Spanish title and managing a terrific run to the Champions League final.

More Stories Andres Iniesta Arda Turan Paul Pogba