Ali Egesel revealed the Primera Liga side are one of a number of teams who have inquired about the Turkey international while he refused to rule out a move to Serie A
The agent of Galatasaray forward Burak Yilmaz has revealed he has been in contact with Atletico Madrid regarding the player’s signature, though he admitted there are a number of clubs interested in signing him in the summer.
Ali Egesel would not name any other sides who he has spoken to regarding the 27-year-old, but it is thought a number of Europe’s biggest sides have been monitoring the Turkey international.
“I can confirm that we have received interest from Atletico but we are open to other possibilities,” he told tuttomercatoweb.com.
Atletico are one of a number of Spanish side linked with Burak, though Italy has also been touted as a possible destination, and Egesel admitted there has been interest from Serie A after Lazio came close to bringing him to Stadio Olimpico in 2012.
“Italy? Yes, why not. There are a few Italian clubs who have expressed an interest. Last year he was close to signing for Lazio but please don’t ask me for names right now.
“Burak is very happy at Galatasaray but of course we are always open to hearing offers from elsewhere.”
Reports in Spain suggest Atletico coach Diego Simeone is looking to add a striker to his squad, with Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo seen as an alternative to Burak.
The former AC Milan trainer does not feel a large amount of money will be spent unless it is on a striker while he admitted the club are interested in Toulouse’s Etienne Capoue
Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed speculation the Ligue 1 leaders are lining up a €40 million move for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal.
The former Chelsea trainer explained les Parisiens would not be spending so much of their transfer kitty on anyone other than a forward as they look to add to their already talented squad.
“€40m is only for an attacker. This is too much for an player like Vidal, even if he has many qualities,” he told L’Equipe.
Reports in Italy have suggested Juventus would not be looking to sell the Chile international, and Ancelotti’s comments may end some of the rumours surrounding the midfielder.
Another player linked with the 2013 Champions League quarter-finalists is Toulouse’s Etienne Capoue, and the 24-year-old has been quoted as having been in touch with the Parc des Princes outfit.
Ancelotti admitted he had spoken about the player during the January transfer window with those who make the decisions at the club, though he explained he did not know if the France international had actually spoken to the board.
He added: “Etienne Capoue may be in contact with the owners. He is a very good player with many qualities. We talked about him in January.
“But we have not yet talked about the summer transfer window with the owners. We will wait until the end of the season.”
The Italian claims the England international is an idol at Old Trafford, which would will make it “impossible” for the French club to sign him
Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti claims it would be “impossible” for the French club to sign Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney.
Goal.com revealed in March that the 27-year-old, whose contract expires in 2015, has already admitted to team-mates that he may leave Old Trafford this summer.
“Wayne Rooney is one of the best attackers in the world,” Ancelotti told reporters.
“I think it will be impossible for PSG to buy him. He is an idol at Manchester United.”
Rooney was left out of Manchester United’s starting line-up for their Champions League tie against Real Madrid last month, prompting uncertainty over his future at the club, but Sir Alex Ferguson later insisted that the decision was for tactical reasons and his relationship with the striker was fine.
PSG have been heavily linked as a potential destination for Rooney, despite the French club’s director, Leonardo, and president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, both dismissing reports which suggest a bid had already been made for the England international.
On Sunday, PSG’s former advisor Michael Moulin, who owns French sports publication Le 10 Sport, claimed a deal for Rooney to move to the Ligue 1 leaders has already been completed.
“I announce to you from trusted sources: Rooney to PSG is done. He will be at PSG next season,” he said.
The Brazilian says he would like to bring Ligue 1 alumni back to France but stressed that he has not had contact with anyone ahead of the summer
Paris Saint-Germain director Leonardo has admitted that he likes the idea of signing high-profile Frenchmen such as Franck Ribery, Yohan Cabaye and Samir Nasri.
The Ligue 1 leaders have already lured a number of stars to the club in the past two seasons, but they continue to monitor the situation of several big names as they aim to challenge the European top in the years to come.
“The landscape in football is changing. That’s one of the reasons why guys like [Eden] Hazard and [Olivier] Giroud have left [Ligue 1]. But I like the idea of luring great French players back,” Leonardo told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I am not talking about [Karim] Benzema, but about players such as Nasri, Ribery and Cabaye. I don’t know whether it’s realistic, though, as I have not had contact with any of them.”
The former AC Milan coach then went on to dismiss suggestions that PSG have bid for high-profile names such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Edinson Cavani.
“There has never been an offer for Cristiano Ronaldo and I never heard the names of Cavani and Rooney either,” he added.
“A lot of players would like to come to PSG and I cannot rule out big-money signings, but only if the chance is there.”
The Chile international has been linked with a number of European top clubs but his current team are determined to keep him in Turin
Giuseppe Marotta has made it clear that Juventus are desperate to hold on to Arturo Vidal and have no intention to sell the combative midfielder in the summer transfer window.
The Chile international has supposedly caught the attention of clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester City with his good performances in Serie A and the Bianconeri have received a number of enquiries about the players’s availability.
Nevertheless, Marotta has stressed that the reigning Italian champions are not a selling club.
“We have received a number of requests from big clubs for Vidal,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“We are not a selling club, though. We want to improve and achieve something not just in Italy, but abroad as well.”
Goal.com revealed in February that Juventus were ready to reject a €30 million bid from Bayern Munich for Vidal, who moved to Turin from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011.