Barcelona midfielder Ardan Turan is on the verge of moving to Istanbul Basaksehir, according to the Turkish club's head coach, Abdullah Avci.
Avci said the deal will be officially confirmed within days and added the club has wanted to bring Turan back to Istanbul for a long time, per FourFourTwo.
He said: "The transfer of Arda will be announced on Thursday or Friday. It hasn't been an easy transfer, Arda has been our goal for many years and I have to thank the president for this signing."
Turan's agent, Ahmet Bulut, said the midfielder has agreed a move and does not want to hear from other clubs now.
"Arda has reached an agreement with Basaksehir and he doesn't want to listen to any other offer. He wants to go back to Istanbul," he told Sporx (h/t FourFourTwo).
Turan is yet to make an appearance for Barca this season and has been offered to clubs all over Europe, according to Emre Sarigul at Turkish Football:
Turkish Football @Turkish_Futbol1
Barcelona want rid of Arda Turan. His agent has been offering him to clubs across Europe. As the January window drags on Barca will grow increasingly desperate. We could get a deadline day (or close) transfer on the cheap. Arda would still be a solid addition to most teams2018-1-9 11:45:31
ESPN FC's Samuel Marsden said no English clubs were interested in the 30-year-old:
Samuel Marsden @samuelmarsden
@AndrewHaigh agent was looking for an English club, but no bites/no one prepared to pay. Could be more to this deal than meets the eye, too, acc. to Turkish press. Some sort of favour/sponsor dealings.2018-1-9 16:47:50
The club is also keen to get him off the wage bill as he earns €8 million per year and his deal runs until the summer of 2020.
Turan could be the first of several departures from Barcelona this winter, with the club needing to sell after bringing in Philippe Coutinho for £145 million, per Pete Jenson of MailOnline.
Journalist Rafael Hernandez showed which players could leave and where they might be headed:
Rafael Hernández @RafaelH117
Rafinha (Celta, Inter), Deulofeu (Inter, Napoli), Aleix Vidal (Sevilla), Arda Turan (Turkey), Denis Suárez (Napoli) and André Gomes (England) could leave Barcelona this window. Fire sale.2018-1-9 19:56:01
However, the first departure looks set to be Turan, who will join Basaksehir in what would be quite a coup for the Super Lig side.
Avci's team are top of the league table in Turkey, a point ahead of Galatasaray, and hoping to clinch their first Super Lig title.