Liverpool and Chelsea chasing Turkish star

Turkey and Inter Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu
Turkey and Inter Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu. Photo by Shutterstock.

Liverpool and Chelsea are reportedly showing keen interest in Inter Milan midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu.

The 29-year-old Turkish midfielder has become a pivotal player for Inter, earning high praise for his consistent displays in the heart of midfield.

Vincenzo Montella, the Turkish national team coach, recently lauded Calhanoglu as possibly the best midfielder in Italy, if not the world.

A vital component of Simone Inzaghi’s strategy at Inter, Calhanoglu has been a regular starter in all Serie A matches for the 2023-24 season.

This consistency has not gone unnoticed, with reports from Tuttosport suggesting that both Liverpool and Chelsea, seeking to bolster their midfield options, are contemplating approaches for the player.

Calhanoglu‘s current contract at Inter Milan is set to expire in the summer of 2027.