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Turkey earthquake: Gurbey Kahveci confirms former Chelsea winger still missing

Former Premier League footballer, Christian Atsu has still not been found after a devastating earthquake in Turkey.

Savut Taner, Hatayspors sporting director, was among those buried in the rubble days after the disaster.

Over 12,000 people have been confirmed killed across Turkey and Syria.

The club’s vice-president, Mustafa Ozat had claimed that the player had been pulled from the wreckage.

The Ghana FA also came out with a claim that the former Newcastle and Chelsea winger had been found.

However, Hatayspor club doctor, Gurbey Kahveci, and Atsu’s agent, Nana Sechere said the player has not been located.

Kahveci said: “When we heard the news that he was taken to Dortyol Hospital, we especially went and looked but he was not there.

“At the moment, we accept that Savut Taner and Christian Atsu were not found unfortunately.

“We are doing everything we can to locate Christian,” said Sechere.

“As you can imagine, this continues to be a devastating time for his family,” he added.

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