Chelsea eye big-money move for Barcelona ace, but face competition from Arsenal

first_img1 Arda Turan had to wait until January to make his debut for Barca Chelsea are planning to flex their financial muscles by bidding for Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan, claim reports in Spain.Turan only signed for the Catalans from Atletico Madrid last summer but was forced to wait until January to make his debut due to the club’s transfer ban. He has since made 20 appearances, scoring twice.His late availability made it difficult for the Turkish international to displace either Sergio Busquets or Ivan Rakitic at the heart of Barca’s midfield.Arsenal have been linked with a summer swoop for Turan in recent weeks but now, according to Sport, Chelsea are also keen on the 29-year-old and are prepared to enter a bidding war with their London rivals.The Blaugrana are thought to be reluctant to sell Turan so soon after landing him and want to give him a full season to try and force his way into the starting team before making any decision on his future.However, Turan is understood to be wary of the prospect of another season sitting on the bench and is eager to listen to offers from other clubs this summer.last_img read more


first_imgLotto Numbers This week’s Lotto Numbers were 11-12-13-15. No jackpot winner. Two match three get €35 each. Dessie Shiels and Finnian Ferry. Next week’s jackpot will be €4,700.  Senior Men The senior men were beaten by neighbours Downings in heartbreaking circumstances in last Sunday’s semi-final replay. After they battled back from five points down in the second half to draw level, Downings scored a point with virtually the last kick of the game to leave the final score 1-9 to 1-8. The team and management deserve great credit for the effort that they put in this year and this is sure to spur them on to greater things next season.  All Ireland The club would like to wish Jimmy McGuinnes and all the players good luck for Sunday’s final against Mayo and that all members travelling to support the team have a safe and enjoyable weekend. WebsiteFor all the latest information and news checkout the new look club website at and also our facebook page.   GAA NEWS: MILFORD CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 17th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Milford GAA noteslast_img read more