Arda Turan could leave Atleti claim

A report in Turkey claims Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan could leave to join one of Europe’s big clubs this summer.

Newspaper Hurriyet asserts that the 28-year-old, signed from Galatasaray in August 2011, could depart the Vicente Calderon with Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United, Inter, Roma, Liverpool, Arsenal and Milan all keen to secure his signature.

The report cites a potential transfer fee of between €30m and €35m, although the player’s release clause with Los Rojiblancos is set at €41m, while it claims he has already received offers from several clubs.

The Turkish international is seen as an icon by the Atleti fans and boss Diego Simeone would also be reluctant to lose one of the key players in his squad.

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