Sport in Spain are claiming that Arsenal have made a £20m bid for Barcelona’s Arda Turan in what seems to be yet another case of information failing to travel accurately between websites.

Quoting the Sun as their source, the Spanish site goes bold saying ‘The Sun: El Arsenal pone 23,9 millones de euros por Arda Turan y el Chelsea se suma a la puja’

Translated, that roughly says ‘The Sun: Arsenal put 23.9 million euros for Ardda Turan and join Chelsea bid’.

When you look at the piece in the Sun, you see no mention whatsoever of a bid from either Arsenal or Chelsea. They are merely claiming that £20m (approx. €23m) is the price that Barcelona want for him.

The Sun, in turn, seem to have got their information from Mundo Deportivo, who published pretty much the same story on 17th July.

Turan has just been recalled from his holidays by Barcelona, earlier than expected according to reports. The 29-year-old will now join the squad on Monday, the only player who played at the Euros asked to return so early according to Sport.

Turan’s agent has already spoken out about the rumours which claim he’s not happy at Barca saying that the player is. MD also claim that Barcelona would only sell Turan if two conditions were met – he asks to leave and the offer for him is good enough.

I think this might turn out to be one of those stories that gets a lot of steam up but fails to arrive anywhere.

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