Agent dismisses Arda Turan to Barcelona reports

The Turkey international's representative has played down reports the Camp Nou club have contacted him about a move for his client this summer

Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan is not close to switching to La Liga rivals Barcelona this summer and is “happy” with at the Vicente Calderon.

The Turkey international has been linked with a move away from the Spanish capital this summer with several clubs said to be interested in the 27-year-old’s services.

Recent reports stated that Barcelona were willing to pay Arda's €24m buyout clause despite the midfielder only signing a new contract in September last year, which will keep him at the club until 2017.

However, the player's agent Ahmet Bulut has stressed that his player is happy at Spanish champions Atletico and does not want a move away from the Madrid-based club.

"What has been published and has been put in my mouth is false. Barça have not contacted me about Arda and the player is happy at Atletico," Bulut was quoted as saying in Mundo Deportivo.

The rumours surfaced after Bulut was spotted in Barcelona, but the agent explained he was there to negotiate with a German side over a move for one of his players currently in Serie A.