Turkish side Galatasaray have told Chelsea they can have their attacking midfielder Arda Turan but he will cost the Stamford Bridge side an extra £3m on top of their initial £15m enquiry.
The Turkey international has been at Galatasaray his whole career and has been under Hiddink since the Dutchman took over in 2010 although it is now believed that he shall be joining Chelsea within the next eight days and be bringing the 24 year old left footer with him.
Turan remains one player that Chelsea will look to acquire regardless of whether Abramovich lands Brazilian starlet Neymar as the West London club look to boost their attacking options for the next campaign. Should Chelsea land both stars then there will be question marks over the likes of Soloman Kalou, who complained recently – quite ironically – that too many players were complaining.
With Galatasaray happy to allow Turan to leave for England, should Chelsea match the £18m required which sources claim is highly likely then it will be their first major signing this summer of a transfer list that will quite easily accumulate past the £130m mark.