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Arda Turan says he is staying at Barcelona amid Galatasaray rumors

The midfielder has played down talk of a move

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Arda Turan has insisted he will stay at Barcelona despite rumors linking him with a return to Galatasaray.

The transfer window in Turkey remains open until Friday, which has led to speculation Arda could still leave Camp Nou this summer.

However, his latest comments suggest that is not the case at all and he will remain with Ernesto Valverde’s side.

“I’m staying. I’m very happy here and I have a contract for another three years,” he said.

“Galatasaray is my home but I know they don’t want me now [due to the fans]. I don’t want to harm the team.”

Source | Beyaz Futbol

Arda has yet to feature for a single minute in the new campaign so far which suggest he simply is not in Valverde’s plans for the season.

If he is intent on staying, it looks as though he will have to get used to watching from the sidelines unless he can somehow convince the new coach he deserves a chance.

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