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Blues chasing Turkey international on recommendation of Guus Hiddink but likely to reject proposed €20m agreement which values Ivorian striker at just €12m

Chelsea have been told they can have Galatasaray attacker Arda Turan for just €8 million – but would need to include Didier Drogba in the deal, according to The Daily Mail.

The Turkish side have been interested in the African hitman for some time, and with Turan himself admitting that he craves a move to a bigger club, a cash-plus-player deal is not out of the question for either club.

The Blues are pursuing the 24-year-old on the recommendation of Guus Hiddink, the player’s national team coach and one-time candidate for the manager’s job at Stamford Bridge, and have been informed that Galatasaray’s asking price is around €20m.

But while new boss Andre Villas-Boas is reportedly open to offers for Drogba, Chelsea are likely to reject the current proposed deal because it values the Ivorian at just €12m.

It had been widely assumed that Drogba would depart this summer after the £50m (€56m) arrival of Fernando Torres from Liverpool last January, and the possible addition of Colombian striker Falcao from Porto combined with the return of Daniel Sturridge from loan at Bolton is likely to push the 33-year-old closer to the exit door.

Drogba himself is believed to be considering his options, but is reportedly waiting to see whether Chelsea sign another big-name striker before making a firm decision on his future.

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