£26.3m: Arsenal close to signing brilliant star after recent development medicals soon

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According to reports from the  Metro, Arsenal have reportedly lodged a £26.3million bid to lure Turan to the Emirates and Marca says the 30-year-old is free to depart this summer.

Reports have emerged claiming Turkish international could be on his way to Arsenal with the Catalan giants telling the Turkey international he can leave the Nou Camp.

However, Arsenal will have to rival Inter Milan for the 30-year-old playmaker who retired from international football last month after clashing with a reporter.

Flying back from a friendly against Macedonia, the former skipper reportedly abused Bilal Mese verbally before aiming punches at him.

CCN Turk quotes Mese as saying: “At first I thought he was joking. Then, one of his punches swung by.”

Although, he regretted his action: He said: “I made a mistake while wearing the national team uniform. It was something that should not have happened on the national team plane.

“Do I regret it? No, I feel like a bird because I never forgot what was said about me.

“I am putting an end to my national team career. I am speaking as someone who has served at every level of the national team, who loves his country and is in love with this jersey.”


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