Transfer balls: Arda Turan skewers Chelsea, loves Barcelona but tomorrow it’s Arsenal
Transfer Balls: The story of Arda Turan’s move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea or Barcelona features on the cover of Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo.
The paper say the two clubs won’t announce if Turan is moving to Barcelona until Monday.
Looks like the trusty Daily Star was wrong in saying Turan would announce his next move ‘tomorrow’, which is now today. But, then, the other British papers did say Turan was heading to Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United:
The Metro, June 30: “Arda Turan has agreed terms to sign for Manchester United from Atletico Madrid”
He’s on his way to Man United.
ES (Spain) July 1: “Barelona has reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid for Arda Turan”
He’s on his way to Barcelona.
Daily Mail, July 1: “Chelsea favourites to sign £29m Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid with Turkish star preferring London move over Barcelona”
Today the Mail has more: “Arda Turan jets off to meet agent as Barcelona battle Chelsea for £25m Atletico Madrid star”
Shouldn’t the agent be jetting off to meet their client?
Barcelona are confident of wrapping up a £25m deal early next week, with coach Luis Enrique personally sanctioning his purchase before he headed off on holiday.
But hold the phone. Here come the kebabs:
…his former Atletico team-mate Diego Costa tried his best to lure Turan to Stamford Bridge by praising his homemade kebabs. Costa told Turkish newspaper Bugun: ‘It would be fantastic. Arda makes everything so much easier out on the pitch. Arda, Filipe (Luis) and I function perfectly. And Arda is such a great person. He invited us to eat at his house many times; I really liked his kebab. The whole team would go round to his house for dinner.’
The Mirror says Manchester has decent kebab vans:
Manchester United make official Arda Turan approach – but Turkish star would rather join Chelsea
No, says the Telegraph. He wants to play for Arsenal:
Arsenal transfer news and rumours: ‘Atletico Madrid eye Santi Cazorla as Arsene Wenger closes in on Arda Turan’
Any facts to support that headline? No. Not one. Arsenal it is, then.