The Turkey international looks set to leave the La Liga giants in the coming months, with his agent having revealed that “better options” are being explored.
Manchester United and PSG have been mooted as the most likely candidates to snap up the 28-year-old, however, it’s now claimed that Chelsea are in pole position due to the midfielder’s desire to play for the London club.
Working with Jose Mourinho is thought to be a massive factor for Turan, despite previous admissions that he is a Liverpool fan.
Reports claim that tentative talks between Chelsea and the Atleti ace’s representatives have taken place, yet a move is still some way off.
Turan has a release clause of around £29.2m in place, which may need to be triggered to secure his signature.