peuterey group Arsenal in line to end Arda Turan Barcelona exile
Turkey international Turan has struggled for regular playing time since arriving at Barca two summers ago and has yet to make an appearance this season.
And the Mail, citing reports in Turkey, says the Gunners are among the clubs “being alerted to his availability,” with his former side Galatasaray also interested.
It adds that former Atletico Madrid midfielder Turan “will be offered to potential suitors when the window opens in the New Year.”
Arsenal are reported to have been in touch with the 30 year old’s representatives and believe a deal can be done despite the fact that he is under contract until 2020.
Arda Turan’s time at Barcelona has been largely frustrating.
United, Bayern, Arsenal keep tabs on Frankfurt winger
Stand by for a potential battle between Manchester United, Arsenal and Bayern Munich, with Eintracht Frankfurt’s Serbia midfielder Mijat Gacinovic the target.
The Mirror reports that United boss Jose Mourinho attended Austria’s World Cup qualifying win over Serbia on Friday to watch the 22 year old, who has scored twice in his three senior international games.
But Bayern Munich are generally pretty quick off the mark when a Bundesliga player catches the eye,
and the champions sent scouts to watch him on Friday something Arsenal had also done in his previous two internationals.
Serbia striker Mitrovic has fallen out of favour at St James’ Park since getting a retrospective three game ban for an elbowing offence against West Ham, but Brighton sent representatives to watch him in international action on Friday.
And with Mitrovic not having even made the bench for the Magpies’ recent home draw with Liverpool, Brighton will feel they have a realistic chance of landing him in the winter window. Tottenham Hotspur turned down an attempt by Ligue 1 side Nice to sign midfielder Harry Winks on loan, the Mail reports.
It says Winks, who made his England debut against Lithuania on Sunday, was targeted by Les Aiglons only for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino to turn down their approach.
Juventus are ready to make another move for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, once a target for Manchester United, Italian outlet Calciomercato says.
Netherlands international Strootman, back in action following a long spell out with knee injuries,
continues to interest Juve and a bid of more than the million they offered for him in the summer could be enough.