[football] direct news understands that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to pursue a move for Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan, but faces stiff competition from Barcelona. A superb season that saw Turkish midfielder Arda Turan play an important part in Atletico Madrid’s La Liga success has seen interest from Catalan side Barcelona increase. But whilst Spanish daily AS report that Barca have made enquiries about his valuation, [football] direct news understands that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to pursue a summer move. The 27-year-old midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Anfield back in 2011 but chose to join Atletico from Turkish side Galatasaray. Six goals and nine assists in his 46 games this season barely show the workrate and impact Turan has on a game, with his performances often hailed by many involved in the Spanish game. And, Rodgers, who is fully aware that Turan holds a fond liking to Liverpool, would like to include him behind Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.