Arsenal close in on summer signing of Barcelona midfielder – report

Arsenal are being linked with a move to bring Arda Turan to The Emirates from Barcelona this summer

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Arda Turan from Barcelona this summer, according to reports in Turkey.

CNN Turk are claiming that the 30-year-old midfielder could be set to leave Camp Nou this summer and that Arsenal could snap him up in a £20m deal.

The same report states that Turan is seen as a perfect replacement for Mesut Ozil, whose future at Arsenal remains unclear.

Ozil’s contract at The Emirates is set to expire at the end of next season and there is yet to be any official announcement from the player or the club about his future.

Turan has three years left on his contract with Barcelona but is being tipped to leave the Spanish club after failing to break into the first team at Camp Nou.

The midfielder has been limited to just 13 starts in La Liga for Barcelona this season. He has scored three goals and made three assists in the Spanish top flight so far this term.

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Arsenal are currently preparing for their FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City at The Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

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