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Chelsea target buys house close to Stamford Bridge

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 17/02/2017

Rumors linking Barcelona midfielder, Arda Turan, with a move to Chelsea have been reignited after the Turkey international bought a home in London.

The Turkish international has had a limited role at Camp Nou, ever since he joined them from Atletico Madrid. Therefore, it is understandable if the player wants to join another club in search of regular football.

Recently, Turan visited London and was pictured with the Chelsea striker Diego Costa. The 30-year-old has played alongside Costa at Vicente Calderon where they lifted La Liga title together and reached the Champions League final which they eventually lost to their arch-rival Real Madrid.

Turkish sports newspaper Fotomac, meanwhile, recently reported that Turan has held early talks with Chelsea over a possible summer move.

Chelsea could be next club for the Turkish star, after Turkish Football revealed that the former Atletico Madrid attacking midfielder made a big-money purchase by buying a new house in London, very close to Stamford Bridge.

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Barca boss Enrique has rejected big money offers from China and wants Turan to stay on at the club.

Barca suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at the hands of PSG in the first-leg of the Champions League Last 16 in Paris – Turan did not feature due to injury.

The 30-year-old has provided seven assists and scored 13 goals in 27 appearances for Barcelona this season. He has over two years remaining on his current deal with Barca.