Arsenal Hijack Liverpool’s Sahin Move

By on August 17, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Arsenal are linked with Nuri Sahin.

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Arsenal have made a last ditch attempt to hold up Liverpool’s move for Nuri Sahin, according to the Daily Mail.

The Turkish midfielder was on the verge of completing a season-long loan move to Anfield on Thursday but a late call from the Gunners has stalled the deal.

The Mail claim Arsenal asked Sahin to postpone the move until they can resolve the future of Alex Song, and the 23-year-old agreed to hold out as he would prefer a move to the Gunners in order to play champions league football next season.

Cameroon midfielder Song has been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona in recent days but with three years remaining on his current contract at the Emirates, boss Arsene Wenger is under no pressure to sell.

However, it’s understood the Frenchman is open to the idea of cashing in on Song but only if the Catalans table a bid over at least £15m.

The indications are that Barca will come back in with another bid having had a £12m offer knocked back and should they agree terms for Song, Wenger wants Sahin to be the man to replace him with the Real Madrid man seemingly keen on a move to north London.

The delay will come as a frustration to Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, who was hoping to announce his second signing in as many days after the capture of Oussama Assaidi from Heerenveen yesterday.

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21 Comments

  1. Wubeygunner

    August 17, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I think Arsenal will win trophy this year because of this squad

    Sagna Subotic Verma Baines
    Jeniks Mertis Kosci Gibbs

    Song Diaby
    M’villa Wilshere
    Coqulin Sahin (Ramsey, Arteta)

    Cazorla
    Rosciky

    Walcot Gervinho
    Chamberlin Rosciky

    Giroud
    Podoliski

    we really need to buy baines and Subotic for backup of Bartley and Djourou and we do not need Djourou in this squad, he is not good enough fr this club. if he is available, M’villa he is a good backup for song if he gets injured and Sahin on lone for Wilshere Backup and then believe me we will win not a trophy but trophyssss.

  2. TAUZEN FRANK

    August 17, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Wenger please dont sell The stars of the middle Alex sng who made rvp shine,let him again make podlski and giroud shine too at next season.

  3. Matu

    August 17, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Why doesn’t Arsene just f**k off trying to stop our deal with Sahin? Who does he think he is?
    Already overloaded with quality midfielders, so what’s the point of this.

    • mystic

      August 17, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Who has quilified for the CL – AGAIN. Mre players esired for rotation.

  4. murt

    August 17, 2012 at 10:35 am

    With R.V.P tearing away to UTD. from the Arse.Whinger wants to let Song leave Id say it will be a struggle for 4th place for them this season.It would be like City letting YAYA go ,stupid move by whinger,losing the plot again.

    • mystic

      August 17, 2012 at 10:49 am

      RvP and Yaya don’t share the same injury history – utd have been had.

    • mark

      August 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Song ıs really really an overrated player. Arsenal wıll progress wıthout hım. Song ıs only perceıved to be a great player, because of the lack of other performıng players around hım. Coquelın wıll be a revelatıon.

    • Rodger

      August 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      we have ever heard this season after season. you are not the first person to say so. at the end of it all arsenal plays CL every season. just shut up your big lips.

  5. Idowu Kamoru

    August 17, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I dont wish AW 2 sell A. Song dis reason, pls hold him. Up gunners

  6. James T

    August 17, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Liverpool should look for someone hells they should for get about sahin we can do without him. Rodgers do nt depend on nuri sahin we have better players allen gerrard lucas wht do we want again

  7. Bryan braide

    August 17, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Liverpool should go and sign ramirez or jovetic,those can help our attack.

  8. nicky

    August 17, 2012 at 10:53 am

    If a realistic offer is received for Song, Arsene would be right to let him go.
    He is a good player but his discipline as a dmf has sometimes been wanting. I feel we could do better by signing Sahin.

  9. Osseh

    August 17, 2012 at 10:53 am

    If wenger sell song it means dat he hv no ambition to win trophy.

  10. James T

    August 17, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Go for adam johnson and gaston ramirex please for get about nuri sahin he is nt important to liverpool we cn do well with does players.

  11. LeumasINT

    August 17, 2012 at 10:57 am

    u will soon see reasons why mr. wenger should allow him go. he played most assist for rvp last season and report has it that they both have really unsettled the team so let the attack minded md go to where he can attack, attack and attack. 80% of 49 goals conceded last time was he’s fault.
    my only challenge is, would le boss reinvest the cash from these sales into d team?

  12. Sotonye T

    August 17, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I believe nuri sahin wil seat at the beanch in arsenal. Nuri sahin is nt truthful to him self he is nt a straight forward person, at first he said i want to join liverpool he is a man of is words.

  13. Kev c

    August 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Any player that wants to sit at a team play ten games a season and get a medal for it are jokes. If they don’t want to play for Liverpool then swerve them let’s have a hard working team the earns there medals. Like Torres clichey glory hunting dogs. Medals they’ve not earned. Jokes.

  14. sunday

    August 17, 2012 at 11:14 am

    arsenal buy him is a gud guy jst get him plz

  15. kim

    August 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

    i think we will do ok without song and he is just an average player who does not have competition to his position.
    I will be okay if sahin came but also if we signed Mvilla.
    Mvilla will be an upgrade really
    I attack poldi and Giroud are already an upgrade to arsenal so lets see what wenger does

  16. Sorlex jamex

    August 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Mr wenger please dont sell song,selling him means another disapointment from we arsenal fans.

  17. debby val

    August 17, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Wenger need to think about selling Song to catalian giant,no replacement for him in arsenal and it should be keep for best . Think over it well and better.

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