Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu wants to join Chelsea this summer.
Calhanoglu has netted six goals in 14 appearances for the Bundesliga club this season but is currently serving a four-month suspension as punishment for breaching a contract with Turkish club Trabzonspor.
“God willing, I will be a Chelsea player next season,” Calhanoglu told Turksh newspaper Fanatik.
“There are also a number of other clubs interested in signing me.”
Calhanoglu’s family originate from Bayburt, a region close to the Trabzon province. The Black Sea-based side claim that Calhanoglu and his father who was and still is representing him took a payment of €100,000 payment each from the club when he was 17 to sign a professional contract.
The Turkish international playmaker and his father deny the claims but the row rumbled on for years before the FIFA decision was announced last week to issue the suspension.
Hakan Calhanoglu will now miss the remainder of the season for Bayer Leverkusen.