By Dominic Toner

Arsenal are preparing to enter the race for Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan, according to a report.

The Turkish International only joined the Spanish giants in January 2016, but failed to make a huge impact in his 25 appearances.

Spanish publication Sport report that Arsenal are willing to enter the bidding for Turan, although Fenerbahce and German side Borussia Dortmund are also keen on the player.

Barcelona are prepared to let Turan leave this summer as he is not expected to feature heavily in the upcoming season, but will want to recoup as much money as they can on the player who cost an initial £24.1million fee from Atletico Madrid.

It is also reported that the selling of the 29-year-old will only take place if Barcelona manage to capture Valencia and Portuguese star Andre Gomes.

If Arsenal pursue their interest in Turan they would be vying for a player who has made over 100 appearances for Galatasary and Atletico Madrid respectively, as well as being a long-serving player and captain for his national side.

The attacking midfielder often playeras a right-winger and has won league titles in Spain and Turkey, alongside European success in the Europa League and Super Cup.

Manager Arsene Wenger has added Swiss player Granit Xhaka to his squad already and is expected to continue monitoring Turan’s situation.

In other Arsenal news, goalkeeper Petr Cech has named the five teams he expects to challenge his side for the title.