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Chelsea Set To Beat Liverpool To Turkish Attacker By Triggering £20m Release Clause

Chelsea are set to beat Liverpool to the signing of Atletico Madrid attacker Arda Turan with Roman Abramovich ready to trigger his £20m release clause this summer

With the summer transfer window set to re-open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea close on Arda Turan.

Arda Turan

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Chelsea are set to beat Liverpool to the signing of Atletico Madrid attacker Arda Turan with Roman Abramovich ready to trigger his £20m release clause this summer, according to the Express.

The report claims Liverpool have been keeping a close eye on the Turkish winger in recent months but Brendan Rodgers has failed to firm up his interest with a formal move as yet.

It appears Chelsea are ready to capatalise on their rivals hesitation by pushing ahead with a move of their own, with the Express suggesting owner Roman Abramovich is set to sanction a £20m bid that would be enough to trigger the 26-year-old’s release clause.

Turan has been in excellent form for Atletico since making the move to the Vicente Calderon Stadium from Galatasaray in 2011. He has plenty of experience in the Champions League and international stage, representing Turkey at every youth level and already has 64 senior caps to his name.

If he makes the move to Stamford Bridge he will provide extra depth in attack but will have to work hard to cement himself in the starting eleven, with Eden Hazard, Oscar and Juan Mata all impressing this season.

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Would Chelsea fans like to see Turan signed this summer? Do Liverpool fans think they should make a move of their own? Get involved in the comments section below.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Bill

    May 9, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Nice for some to have £20M laying around in the office. the new rules don’t apply to ManU, Chelsea and City do they, thats the foreign players and the financial rules.

  2. Omolade Fatiu

    May 9, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Turan is a very utility player, if Turan can be added to the Chelsea aquard it will be a perfect move.

  3. Liverpool Fan1

    May 9, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    You can have him Chelsea. I don’t think He can upgrade Liverpool wings. And his price tag is very high. There are better players on the market.
    YNWA.

  4. Filo

    May 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    its ok if Chelsea takes him, cuz Liverpool will he Getting Eriksen, Tello, Jovetic and Douglas for free

  5. Red

    May 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Turan’s been linked with Liverpool every window since he came of age. He’s a tidy player and a massive Reds fan, which I suspect is why he’s trying to engineer a move to the club.

    Would I, as a Liverpool fan, have him? Yes, but not for anywhere near £20m.

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