Long-term Liverpool target scraps transfer talk

Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan has poured cold water on rumours that he could join Liverpool, by claiming that he is happy in the Spanish capital.

The versatile Turkish international as been linked with a move to Anfield during almost every transfer window over the course of the past few years, with the Merseyside club known to be big fans of his abilities.

Turan himself has even confessed in the past that he would be open to a switch to Anfield, which has served to intensify speculation that the Reds may mount a move before the end of the month.

However, the 26-year-old – who is a key figure at the Vicente Calderon – says that he is happy at Atletico, and is only thinking about how he can help his current side build on their successful recent form:

“I find myself perfectly in this city. Here I have peace and I can focus on my football. With regard to the club, I feel at home. Atletico make me very happy and I consider myself to be part of this great red-and-white family.” he is quoted by talkSPORT.

“I have a contract at Atletico until 2017 and I am very happy at this club. The only thing that goes through my mind is to win many titles and cups with Atletico in the future.”

Turan has also been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal in the recent past.

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