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

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Transfer speculation is dominating the football agenda every day this summer with rumours aplenty about players from throughout Europe’s big leagues.

Will any of the following deals happen?

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ARDA TURAN

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.

MATTIA DE SCIGLIO

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

As reported by Calciomercatoweb.com, 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.

MATTIA PERIN

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.

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Mohamed Salah's transfer to Liverpool: Five key stats about AS Roma's Egyptian star

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At 25, Mohamed Salah is entering the peak of his career and there’s no better time to snap him up.

The Egyptian is expected to sign with Liverpool this summer for a fee in the region of 35 million but if he truly has matured into an efficient attacker like he’s show in his latest season at AS Roma, it could prove to be a bargain.

Salah possesses blistering pace and has added several goals and assists to his game of the last couple of seasons.

He’s emerged as Roma’s chief threat despite the goal-scoring exploits of Edin Dzeko and is now primed to take the next step in his career.

While his stint in the Premier League with Chelsea under Jose Mourinho may have come a bit too early, he’s now more equipped to deal with the demands of the league and could follow Kevin De Bruyne’s foot steps if he proves himself in his second coming.

Here, we look at seven key stats that you should be aware of ahead of his arrival.

CREATIVE FORCE

He’s created 134 chances in Serie A since joining AS Roma in 2015, more than any other player at the club. He also secured the most chances in the past season alone, registering 71 in the 2016-17 league campaign.

He finished last season with the most assists in the league (11) while coming in second in terms of key passes per game (2.3).

MORE EFFECTIVE

Salah is know for his quick feet and burst of pace but it may surprise a few to learn that he is far from the top dribblers in Serie A. In fact, he’s ranked 52nd in that regard with only 1.2 dribbles per game while front-runner Felipe Anderson boasts an average of 3.3 per outing!

However, it’s worth noting that Salah also managed similar figures previously but since curbing his natural instinct to take on all comers, he’s grown into a far more efficient player.

He averaged 2.4 dribbles per game in Serie A in the 2014-15 season while on loan to Fiorentina from Chelsea, scoring six goals and providing three assists. The following season that figure dipped further to 1.6 dribbles per game with AS Roma but he registered 14 goals and six assists. In his most recent campaign, he managed the fewest dribbles but scored 15 goals and set up 11 more.


SEARING PACE

It’s no secret that Salah is quick across the grass but his speed was put into perspective a beIN SPORTS analysis. They deduced that the Egyptian covered 70 metres in a mere seven seconds and therefore claim that he could finish a 100 metre dash in under 10 seconds.

That would put him among the top sprinters in the world. He is said to have reached a top speed of 35.4 km/h despite running across humid grass which is supposed to offer more resistance.

MATCHING MANE

Sadio Mane is the kind of explosive force that has epitomised Jurgen Klopp’s philosophy of swift attacking bursts and Salah’s inclusion would only compliment the Senegalese’s efforts on the opposite flank. While the 25-year-old isn’t going to beat player after player with similar frequency anymore, he does offer a threat in behind the defence and will be another supply line for Mane.

What his arrival would also do is take a whole lot of pressure off Liverpool’s ‘Mane Man’. While playing four league games more than Mane last season, Salah managed six more assists, two more goals and created 28 more chances than his counterpart.

LUCKY CHARM

Roma won every single Serie A game in which Salah scored last season, 11 out of 11. In fact, during his two-year spell with the Italian side, they’ve only ever lost once in the league when they’ve found the back of the net and drawn on another occasion.

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Real Madrid the only club for Cristiano Ronaldo, says former Chelsea star Michael Ballack

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The summer transfer window hasn’t even officially opened yet but that didn’t stop Cristiano Ronaldo from dropping a bombshell and wreaking chaos in the market by angling for a move away from Real Madrid.

After a hugely successful season with the Spanish giants in which he won La Liga and the Champions League, the Portuguese has asked his agent Jorge Mendes to facilitate a move amidst allegations of tax evasion.

Ronaldo left Manchester United for the Bernabeu eight years ago and the Premier League outfit are now tipped as his most likely destination along with Ligue 1 powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain.

However, former Chelsea and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Michael Ballack cannot see the 32-year-old leave Madrid this summer.

The German seems to think that Real remain the ideal team for him and expects him to stay put.

Watch the full video of the former Germany international below.

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