Defending Premier League champions Chelsea and incoming manager Antonio Conte planning to star bidding for Barcelona midfield star Arda Turan,

Barcelona star has only signed for the Catalans from Atletico Madrid last summer but was forced to wait until January to make his debut due to the club’s transfer ban. He has since made 20 appearances, scoring twice.

Ex-Atletico Madrid stars late availability made it difficult for the Turkish international to displace either Sergio Busquets or Ivan Rakitic at the heart of Barca’s midfield.

Premier League giants Arsenal have been lheavily linked with a summer swoop for Turan in recent weeks but now, according to Sport, Chelsea are also keen on the 29-year-old and are prepared to enter a bidding war with their London rivals.

La Liga giants Barcelona are thought to be reluctant to sell Turan so soon after landing him and want to give him a full season to try and force his way into the starting team before making any decision on his future.

However, Turan is understood to be wary of the prospect of another season sitting on the bench and is eager to listen to offers from other clubs this summer.