Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan has dominated the headlines this week following a number of revelations from his agent Ahmet Bulut.
The Turkish international midfielder has been linked with a move to Premier League clubs Manchester United and Liverpool, and Bulut further sparked rumours by claiming that an offer had been made from an unnamed English side.
Manchester United appear the most likely destination for the midfielder - after reportedly backing out of moves for Toni Kroos and Cesc Fabregas, Turan represents a viable alternative.
The 27-year-old playmaker is renowned for his hard work, excellent vision and passing ability, and would undoubtedly fit in well in the Red Devils’ midfield.
Last season, Turan made 28 La Liga starts, and he found the net three times and assisted another four goals, helping the club win its first top-flight title since 1996.
With a release clause of €43million, Manchester United does have the wherewithal to make a bid, although Turan's agent isn't sure a deal is in the offing.
'We don’t have any deal in mind, as Arda is very happy at Atletico Madrid. He has a contract until 2017, although everything depends on Atletico. They will decide on Arda', Bulut is quoted by Spain's AS.
Turan is said to be an avid Liverpool supporter, and he has mentioned previously that he would be keen on a move to the Reds in the future. He is one of a number of top class players not involved in this summer’s World Cup, as Turkey failed to make their way out of a group containing Louis Van Gaal’s Holland and Romania.