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“Not going anywhere”
It had previously been reported that Barcelona’s Arda Turan could be heading to Arsenal this summer, but the player’s agent has claimed otherwise.
There has also been speculation linking the 30-year-old with a move to the Chinese Super League.
However, the Turkish midfielder is set to remain in Spain according to Ahmet Bulut. His agent told reporters: “Arda’s not going anywhere. Barcelona are happy with him and we’ve not spoken with any club about a transfer.
“The news being reported about him leaving the club annoys Arda. The board don’t like the rumours either. Arda Turan will finish his contract — he will stay until 2020.”
The statement contradicts further reports that both Turan and Jeremy Mathieu have been placed on the transfer list by new Barca manager Ernsesto Valverde.