Chelsea ‘close in on transfer of Arda Turan’


Turan has is reportedly heading to Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea appear on the verge of signing Atletico Madrid’s Arda Turan after his agent dismissed rumours he had a medical at Manchester United.

The Turkish midfielder has reportedly signed a pre-contract agreement with the Blues, and Ahmed Bulut’s comments suggest there has been no contact with rivals United.

Bulut told NTV Spor: ‘The new team will be known on Friday. Barcelona is a great team, as are PSG and Manchester United.

‘Arda Turan will not make a statement until he has signed the new contract but, in the next four days, we will decide which team he will play for.

‘Arda has not met with Manchester United or passed a medical. When you find out his new team on Friday you’ll agree we made the right choice.’

Turan has a £29.1million release clause in his current contract, but Chelsea are believed to be considering using…

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