In a press conference yesterday, Reporters quizzed Simeone on Turan's future, and the Argentinean boss gave the following emphatic reply:
"Arda isn’t going, definitely.
"He has a contract with the club, he’s ours, he’s an extremely important player for the squad and he demonstrates it when he has to.
"Arda is one of the best players we have and that he gives his all in every game".
Earlier in December, Turan's agent told Turkish television channel TRT:
"Arda wants to play for another club, to live a different experience. We are working now to make it happen. Atletico know what our intention is. If all goes well, Arda will leave the Madrid club at the end of this season."
In 2009, Rafa Benitez was linked with a €10m move for Turan, a self-confessed Liverpool fan, but the tricky winger ended up moving to Atletico Madrid.
In October, the club sent an 'observer' to watch Turan in Turkey's World Cup qualifier with Romania.
Turan - who cost Madrid €12m - has made it clear several times in the past that he wants to join Liverpool. At the time of Benitez's pursuit in 2009, he said:
"I most want to play at Liverpool because of the culture of the club and the fans"
A year later, he reiterated his Anfield preference:
"As I always mention, Liverpool attracts me because of their tradition. In Europe, I am a Liverpool supporter, so if I go to play in Europe, I would like to play for them".
A couple of months ago, Nuri Sahin posted a picture on his Twitter account of Turan in a Liverpool shirt, so perhaps the Reds midfielder will try and persuade his countryman to come to Anfield?
Having said that, Turan's recent injury history is a concern; in the last 15 months, he's suffered three separate incidents, and the last thing Liverpool need right now is to buy more injury-prone players.
Worth a bid?