Turkish league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir look set to sign Arda Turan with their president confirming they want him ‘to make history with us’.
Goksel Gumusdag is pictured on Tuesday meeting with the experienced midfielder, who has been strongly linked with a move away from the Camp Nou.
“We want Arda to make history with us,” Gumusdag is quoted as saying by Marca.
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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