Spanish press: Barcelona misfit Arda Turan's agent attempting to persuade Everton into January bid

Arda Turan of Barcelona celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between FC Barcelona and VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach at Camp Nou on...

Everton are being touted for a move to sign Barcelona's Arda Turan.

Arda Turan of FC Barcelona in action during La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and FC Barcelona at Benito Villamarin Stadium on January 29, 2017 in Seville, Spain.Arda Turan of FC Barcelona

According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the agent of Barcelona misfit Arda Turan is attempting to persuade Everton into making a bid for his client.

Turan, 30, became a star with Atletico Madrid following a 2011 switch from Galatasaray, notching 22 goals in 178 games before heading to Barcelona in 2015.

After being forced to wait six months to make his debut due to Barcelona's ban on registering new signings, Turan hasn't quite lived up to expectations.

Arda Turan of Barcelona celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between FC Barcelona and VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach at Camp Nou on...

The Turkish international hasn't made a single competitive appearance this season having struggled to make an impression under Ernesto Valverde, and a January exit seems inevitable.

Mundo Deportivo now report that Turan's agent – Ahmet Bulut – is attempting to find Turan a new club this month, and has targeted AC Milan and Everton for a move.

It's claimed that Bulut is trying to tempt Everton into a bid, whilst AC Milan are understood to be interested in pursuing a deal, though the finances involved may be an issue.

Arda Turan of FC Barcelona dribbles Aitor Bunuel of CA Osasuna during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and CA Osasuna at Camp Nou stadium on April 26, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

The report states that Turan earns €7,000,000 a year - £120,000-a-week – at Barcelona, and it remains to be seen whether Everton would be willing to splash that kind of cash on another playmaker.

As skilful and talented as Turan is, Everton need pace rather than another ball-playing attacking midfielder, and they may be better off snubbing Bulut's offer and looking elsewhere.

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