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Liverpool have rekindled efforts to sign Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan following the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.
Reports in Spain suggest that Atleti are keen to acquire Santi Carzola from Arsenal this summer but will need to raise further funds if they are to bring in new players this summer.
Liverpool are reported to have made an enquiry for Turan and the Turkish midfielder is keen on making the move according to Eurosport Turkey.
Atleti would allow Turan to leave this summer if his release clause is matched.
Turan signed a contract extension with the Colchoneros last season, keeping him at the Spanish side until 2017. The 27-year-old's release clause was increased from €24 million to €40 million as part of the new deal.
Liverpool have been keeping tabs on Turan and have been closely linked with the Turkish international in the past.
Turan's agent Ahmet Bulut recently confirmed that Liverpool had expressed interest in his client.
"Arsenal and Liverpool? A destination in the Premier League would be to the liking of the player and I can confirm there are clubs interested, like the two mentioned," Bulut said.
Turan has never hidden his desire to play for Liverpool one day.
"I have always played at clubs wearing red kits," Turan told Four-Four-Two.
"Steven Gerrard is my hero, I love the history and tradition of Liverpool, the atmosphere at Anfield sends shivers down my spine."
Manchester United have also been closely linked with Turan and were reported to have agreed terms with the Turkish international last season but decided to spend €33 million on Marouane Fellaini instead.
Turkish sport journalist Acun Ilıcalı said, "the weird thing is, Arda was supposed to play for Manchester United this season.
"Manchester United agreed terms with Arda and he was on the verge of completing his transfer however, they chose Fellaini instead in a last minute deal.
"At the time I felt bad for Arda and was upset that he missed out on such a great opportunity to play for a club like Manchester United but it turns out I was completely wrong. It all worked out in Arda's favour."
Turan joined the Rojiblancos from Galatasaray for €12 million in 2011 making him the most expensive transfer to leave the Turkish Süper Lig.
The 27-year-old became the first player born in Turkey to win the La Liga as the Colchoneros won their first league title since 1996.