Rumours: Chelsea Submit Bid For United Target Hakan Calhanoglu

Football Soccer – FC Cologne v Bayer 04 Leverkusen – German Bundesliga – RheinEnergie stadium, Cologne, Germany – 21/12/16 – FC Cologne’s Salih Oezcan (L) in action with Bayer Leverkusen’s Hakan Calhanoglu REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen – RTX2W2YN

Chelsea have reportedly made a bid for Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Calhanoglu, who is also a potential January target for Manchester United.

Turkish Football claim Antonio Conte has been keeping a close eye on the playmaker over the past few months, as he is looking to replace Oscar – who joined Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG for £60m.

But the Blues face stiff competition for the highly-rated Turkey international. If the rumours are to be believed, Manchester United have also been monitoring the Bundesliga ace.

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The young ‘free-kick master’, as he is known to all, joined Leverkusen for €14.5 million from Hamburg, but he is now said to be available for around €25 million.

Calhanoglu is, however, not interested in leaving in the January transfer window, but a summer move is a strong possibility. The attacking midfielder wants a Premier League move in the future, but still has two-and-a-half years remaining on his current contract with Leverkusen.

The Bundesliga star has been enjoying an impressive run of form this season, and has already scored five goals along with six assists across all competitions.

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Recently, the Turk admitted he would find it very difficult to reject any offer from Manchester United and Barcelona.

The 22-year-old has also attracted interested from the Catalan giants in recent seasons, and he says there are two clubs he would find it very hard to say no to.

“If there was offers like everyone I would be happy. It would be very hard to decline an offer. My job is open to anything,” he told LigTV. “Barcelona and Manchester United are both big clubs.”


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