Arsenal Set To Lose Midfield Star As Simeone Looks To Replace Arda Turan

The Atleti coach sees Santi Cazorla as the ideal replacement.

Atletico Madrid are set to make a move for Arsenal midfielder, Santi Cazorla as Atleti playmaker, Arda Turan looks set to leave the club. According to Metro, Diego Simeone is a huge admirer of the 30-year-old and would like him to replace Turan at the Vicente Calderon. Atletico are in the process of rebuilding most of the key areas of their side after selling striker Mario Mandzukic to Juventus and defender, Miranda to Inter Milan. Spanish paper AS is reporting that Cazorla would not be against a move back to Spain but it would take a fairly considerable transfer bid for Arsene Wenger to let the player leave. The talented midfielder made 53 appearances for the Gunners last season, scoring 8 goals and making 13 assists and has 73 caps for the Spanish national side.
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