Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan confirms on Twitter his agent is talking to other clubs

Arda Turan Atletico

The Turkish midfielder wouldn't name clubs, but suggested there is inaccuracy in some of the press reports.

Ahmet Bulut, the agent of Turkish midfield star Arda Turan, sparked a frenzy of speculation this week, after declaring his client "wants to leave" Atletico Madrid.

The agent also revealed that Turan wants to play in the Premier League, and whilst there would certainly be no shortage of interest from clubs in England, the list was effectively narrowed down to four possibilities, with offers from teams not playing in the Champions League next season, already dismissed.

Although reports in Spain and France regarding an offer from Paris Saint-Germain, were confirmed by Bulut, he also pointed out that Turan wants to realise a life-long ambition and play in the Premier League.

Confirming that Turan is unlikely to consider a move to Barcelona, reports in Catalan outlet Sport then linked the player with Chelsea, suggesting that Jose Mourinho has already opened the Stamford Bridge door for talks.

In addition, it was also claimed that an approach has been made by Manchester United boss, Louis van Gaal, as one of the many big-money signings he's expected to make this summer at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, a variety of outlets in both Spain and England have also added that because Turan wants to play in the Champions League, as well as in England, it's practically a foregone conclusion Manchester City and Arsenal will also enter the race.

Whilst outlets around Europe continue to speculate, the player himself has taken to Twitter on Sunday, confirming that his agent is having conversations with clubs, although dismissing some of the rumours in the press. This seemingly in light of reports from France, claiming the Turk has agreed a deal with PSG.

The comments from Turan would appear to back up the comments of his agent, that he is set to leave Atletico Madrid this summer. For now however, the destination is something he's keeping close to his chest, whilst plenty of options remain open.

Atletico aren't expected to made it easy for any of Turan's suitors, and are expected to stand firm on his current clause valuation of €41 million, given he has a contract until June 2017 at the Vicente Calderon.

Register for CHELSEA team updates

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for MANCHESTER CITY team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch