Arsenal set to move for Arda Turan as Barcelona tell winger he is not part of their plans for next season

Turkish star Arda Turan is set to leave the Nou Camp this summer while speculation mounts over the futures of Mattia Perin and Mattia De Sciglio.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
20th June 2017

article:20th June 2017

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The talented Turkish winger has no future at Barcelona next season, according to a report in Marca.

Under new boss Ernesto Valverde, the Blaugrana club have told the 30-year-old that he is surplus to requirements and is free to leave, despite having three more years left on his current deal.

Arsenal are certainly keen on the former Atletico Madrid man, who managed to score 13 goals in all competitions last term even with reduced playing time.

Turan is thought to be happy to see out his big-money deal in Spain, although a switch to the Premier League would probably prove too much to turn down.

RATING: 8/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: Turan is valued at €30m but the Gunners may be able to acquire his services for a fraction of that price given Barca’s willingness to offload him.

Barcelona's Turkish midfielder and Turkey's captain Arda Turan addresses a press conference announcing his retirement from international football in Portoroz, Slovenia, on June 6, 2017. Turan announced his retirement from international football on Tuesday, hours after being kicked out of a training camp by coach Fatih Terim for allegedly verbally and physically abusing a journalist. Turan had been told to leave the Turkey team's camp in Slovenia where they are preparing for a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Kosovo on June 11, the daily Hürriyet and news channel NTV earlier reported. / AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Pictured during a recent media session with Turkey.


Juventus have launched a bid to sign the AC Milan defender.

As reported by, Old Lady boss Massimiliano Allegri wants to strengthen his defence with the acquisition of De Sciglio – who has spent his entire professional career with the San Siro club.

With uncertainty over who is staying and going at Milan this summer, the 24-year-old full-back may see it as the ideal time to leave the Rossoneri and play Champions League football.

RATING: 7/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: The Italy international would be a solid signing and serve an an ideal replacement at right-back for Dani Alves – should he decide to leave the Juventus Stadium.

MILAN, ITALY - OCTOBER 22: Mattia De Sciglio of AC Milan celebrates his team-mates goal during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Juventus FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 22, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Loyal: De Sciglio.


AC Milan are closing in on a deal to sign the Genoa goalkeeper as a replacement for outgoing Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The San Siro giants are resigned to losing the 18-year-old shot-stopper after he rejected new contractual terms and have been forced to move quickly to land his successor.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Perin is that man to step up to the plate and wear the colours of the Rosseneri next term.

Once the dust truly begins to settle on Donnarumma’s next move, with a switch to Real Madrid or the Premier League likely, Milan will launch a bid to the bring the 24-year-old to the club.

RATING: 8/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: Perin may not have played for Italy since 2014 but his experience and potential to get better are two obvious attractions for Milan as they look to make him their new No.1.

VERONA, ITALY - DECEMBER 05: Goalkeeper of Genoa CFC Mattia Perin gestures during the Serie A match between AC ChievoVerona and Genoa CFC at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi on December 5, 2016 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

New man for Milan? Perin.