Guillem Balague comments on Arda Turan to Everton speculation

Paco Alcacer (2nd R) of FC Barcelona celebrates with his teammates Arda Turan (2nd L) and Neymar Santos Jr (R) after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona...

Everton have been linked with Barcelona’s Arda Turan in the January transfer window.

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.

Well-known Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague has told Sky Sports that Barcelona have not received any offer from Everton for Arda Turan.

According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, the agent of Turan is trying to persuade Everton into making a bid for the Barcelona attacking midfielder.

It has been reported that Ahmet Bulut is attempting to find the 30-year-old a new club in the January transfer window, and has targeted AC Milan and Everton for a move (click here to read more).

Club Atletico de Madrid player Gabi Fernandez (3R) kisses Arda Turan (4R) as he celebrates with other players after their tenth La Liga title at Neptuno Square on May 18, 2014 in Madrid,...

The Daily Mail has claimed that the Turkey international is in talks with Major League Soccer outfit Chicago Fire.

Well-known Spanish football journalist Balague, who works for Sky Sports, has stated that Barcelona want to sell the former Atletico Madrid star, but he has stated that the Blaugrana have not received any offers from Everton.

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...

Balague told Sky Sports when asked if Turan to Everton is a possibility: “Barcelona have not received an offer from Everton at all, most of the stuff that is coming did come from China six months ago, and is now coming from Turkey.

“Besiktas was in the equation, but that was more his agent pushing it and Besiktas going after him.

“Barcelona don’t want him, and they want to get rid of him, but they have not received an offer from Everton.”

Turan joined Barcelona from Spanish rivals Atletico in the summer of 2015 for an initial transfer fee reported by The Guardian to be worth £24.1 million, but he was unable to play for the Blaugrana until January 2016 due to a transfer ban on the Catalan club.

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