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Beşiktaş President: No Move Yet for Arda Turan

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The Turk does not figure into Barcelona’s plans

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Beşiktaş may not sign Arda Turan from FC Barcelona this winter, after all. The club president has come out and said that “so far,” Beşiktaş has not attempted to sign the Turkish star, despite reported interest.

"I like Arda Turan and I would like to see him in a Besiktas shirt, but we have players in his position," he said. "So far we haven't made any move for him."

The player has yet to feature under Ernesto Valverde, and it’s no secret the club wants to move him and his expensive salary off the books as quickly as possible.

Turan’s agent has said before that multiple teams want his client, but given his massive salary (reportedly nine million euro a year), it’s been difficult to find a willing buyer.

(h/t MARCA)