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Bombshell claims in Turkey: Besiktas seek Arda Turan loan

According to Turkish sports daily 'Fanatik', the Istanbul-based outfit are keen to open negotations with Barcelona for the midfielder.

Bombshell claims in Turkey: Besiktas seek Arda Turan loan
Alberto Estévez EFE

Beşiktaş are prepared to whip up the Turkish transfer market with what would be one of the most daring bids of the sumnmer. The cover story in today's edition of Turkish sports daily Fanatik, exclaims that the Istanbul-based outfit are eager to start negotiations with Barcelona for Arda Turan who they are keen to take on a one-year loan.

The claims are certainly eye-opening, Arda arrived in Spain from Galatasaray - the club he has never hidden his love for and one of the chief city rivals of Beşiktaş; the midfielder has even gone on record to state the almost non-existent sympathy he has for one of Gala's archenemies.

A few weeks ago, Sport reported that Borussia Dortmund are keen on taking the Turkey international while late last month, Barça president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted that Arda was going nowhere, and that the coaching staff "are counting on him".