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Arsenal, Chelsea encouraged in bid for Hamburg midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu

Hamburg midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is expected to attract offers from England in the coming days.

The Daily Express says Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are ready to launch bids of £10million for playmaker Calhanoglu after Bundesliga giants Bayer Leverkusen confirmed they have already seen an initial offer rejected by his club Hamburg.

The 20-year-old Turkish international is one of the German league's biggest prospects after enjoying a fine season with HSV, making 32 appearances and scoring 11 times.

Bayer CEO Michael Schade said: "We are interested in Calhanoglu.

"We have already submitted a written offer to Hamburg. It's been refused for now, but will hopefully not be the last word."

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