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Chelsea lead the race to sign Atletico Madrid playmaker?

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By: George McCormick 25 May 2013 14:59:37

Chelsea lead the race to sign Atletico Madrid playmaker?

Chelsea are reportedly in talks with Atletico Madrid over the transfer of Arda Turan to Stamford Bridge from La Liga, according to Turkish Football.

The Turkish winger is a much in demand talent, and has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Galatasaray in recent months, though Chelsea now seem to be leading the race to sign him.

This revelation comes from Galatasaray president Ünal Aysal, who claims his team will miss out to Chelsea for the signing of the 26-year-old attacker.

“Chelsea are involved with Arda and we won’t be able to match what they are offering,” Asyal told Turkish newspaper Milliyet.

With Mourinho likely to take charge, The Blues are keen to strengthen their squad this summer, as they look to mount a more serious title challenge next season, after falling away from realistic contention midway through this campaign.

A winger seems to be high on the club’s agenda, as they are also known to be keen on Bayer Leverkusen’s Andre Schurrle, though talks to sign the German international seem to have stalled.

Turan would be a decent alternative, with four goals and eight assists for Atletico Madrid this season.

Atletico also face the prospect of losing star strike Radamel Falcao this summer.

The Colombian has also been linked with Chelsea, as well as Manchester City, Monaco and Real Madrid.


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