Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan wants to join Chelsea in a 29 million pound deal this summer, according to Daily Mail. The Blues are emerging as strong candidates to land the talented Turkey star ahead of next season. Turan wants to leave the Spanish capital this summer; news that has alerted a host of Europe's top clubs.
Sources close to Turan have indicated the midfielder prefers a switch to west London, with having the chance to work with Jose Mourinho a big attraction for the Turkish star.
The news leaves Chelsea as front-runners to land Turan this summer, but it remains to be seen whether Mourinho is prepared to meet the player's expensive release clause.
Both Manchester United and PSG are interested in signing the Turkish international.
The Blues could yet use Filipe Luis as part of any deal to bring Turan to Stamford Bridge this summer. The left-back arrived last year but has failed to make an impact and is open to returning to Spain. Atletico manager Diego Simeone has already lined up Turan's replacement, as he steps up a move for Yevhen Konoplyanka. The Ukraine winger is set to leave Dnipro this summer, with Tottenham, Sevilla and Stoke all showing an interest. And Simeone is keen on the one time Liverpool target as he looks to replace Turan.