Basaksehir ‘study’ Arda deal

Out-of-favour Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan is wanted by Turkish giants Istanbul Basaksehir with a January exit seemingly inevitable.

The Turkish league leaders are looking to strengthen their midfield ahead of the second half of the campaign, report Marca, and see the experienced international as a good fit.

The 30-year-old has not featured for the Blaugrana at all this season after a planned summer move to Galatasaray broke down, with the player reportedly unwilling to part with his current wage packet.

Since moving to the Camp Nou in 2015 in a €34m deal from Atletico Madrid, the midfielder has struggled to nail down a first-team place, but has scored 19 goals in 53 appearances across all competitions.

Arda has also been linked with a move to Italian giants Milan in the January transfer window.

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