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Arda Turan is unlikely to join Arsenal in January, contrary to reports that a move to the Emirates is close.
Turan was spotted with his agent Ahmed Bulut in London last week, amid reports that Arsenal are interested in signing him.
However Mundo Deportivo are claiming a switch to the Emirates isn’t close, even though the midfielder was spotted in town.
Although the report admitted Arsenal’s interest in Turan, it claims talks between the Gunners and Turan’s camp haven’t made any progress.
The report also said Bulut’s claims that a decision will be made in the next two weeks was to speed up the pace of negotiations but still talks with Arsenal aren’t make progress as they expected.
Turan could end up being stuck at Barcelona, if negotiations continue at this pace. AS Monaco are believed to be Turan’s first choice but the French club are struggling to strike an agreement with him.
A move for Turan wouldn’t make any sense for Arsenal. The midfielder will be 31 in January and hasn’t played for Barcelona for over seven months.
Even though we might be losing Ozil in the new year, Turan is not the kind of replacement we should be looking at. In my opinion, signing Turan would likely turn out to be a mistake.