Agent opens the door for Arda Turan to make a summer move to the Premier League

Atletico Madrid

Turkish attacking midfielder Arda Turan wants to play for a Premier League club, who are also in the Champions League.

Contacted by Spanish newspaper AS, Ahmet Bulut, the agent of Turkish star Arda Turan has declared: "He has the intention of leaving Spain this summer. His desire is to play in the Premier League. At this moment that's the path he'd like to take, and where he'd like to continue his career."

Such words may be music to the ears of executives at Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool, who have all been linked with interest in moving for the 28-year-old attacking midfielder, according to TalkSport, who also reported that Paris Saint-Germain have made an approach.

In his comments to AS, Bulut did however recognise that his client won't be permitted to leave the Vicente Calderon without a fight, acknowledging: "His leaving Atletico isn't something which will be easy, given that he has a release clause valuation of €41 million."

Although that price-tag isn't regarded as a problem for PSG, or indeed Italian giants AC Milan, who have also made enquiries, Bulut underlined: "It's true that Milan and PSG are two of the six teams who have shown an interest, but the Italian team don't feature amongst his plans, as they're not playing in the Champions League."

"PSG is a possibility, but Arda has always had the desire to test himself in England." Noted the agent of Turan, who has a contract with Atletico until June 2017.

Interestingly, the comments from Bulut about his client rejecting AC Milan, because they're not in the Champions League, would seemingly also rule out any potential move to Liverpool, no matter how strong their level of interest may be.

That would appear to narrow down the list of realistic and possible English options, to Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United. All four could comfortably afford the clause valuation of just over £29 million.

Whether any of those four are sufficiently interested or willing to pay that price, remains to be seen, although the comments from Bulut are a clear sign it's one of those four clubs, Turan will be hoping to join.

Turan has certainly been an important and impressive player with Atletico, during the last four seasons in the Spanish capital, making a total of 178 appearances in all competitions and scoring 19 goals.

Noted for his strong level of vision, creativity and determination, there's also a petulant side to the Turk. During a match against Barcelona in January this year, he angrily lobbed his boot at the linesman. Fortunately missing the match official, he remarkably escaped with just a yellow card.

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