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Manchester United have agreement with Turan, but Chelsea remain first choice - report

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The Turan soap opera has yet another chapter. Spanish newspaper AS (and yes, their reliability is in question) reports that the Turkish attacking midfielder prefers Chelsea over Manchester United, even though he's already reached an agreement with the latter.

[...] [Arda Turan] has an agreement with Manchester United, who have offered him a contract out of Atlético's reach. But [he] is still waiting on something concrete from Chelsea, his preferred option.

Source: AS.com via IBTimes

AS also reports that Barcelona hasn't made an offer for Arda Turan, despite news earlier this week that he was close to signing for the Catalan club. PSG is another club chasing Turan's signature, although any move to France seems like a long shot with his preference to play in the Premier League.

The interesting part is Turan favouring Chelsea -- and probably Mourinho -- with the London club yet to submit a formal bid to Atlético. Arda Turan is a great player, but the potential transfer fee required to remove him from Madrid (£29 million) and him being 28 years old are probably what makes Chelsea wary of any deal. Spending this kind of money on a player with maybe two or three years of top level football left to offer doesn't seem wise.