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United Hijack Arsenal’s Sahin Move?

Manchester United have made a late bid to snatch Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin from rivals Arsenal, with Tottenham also understood to be monitoring things

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, Man Utd are linked with Arsenal target Nuri Sahin.


Manchester United have made a late bid to snatch Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin from rivals Arsenal, according to Spanish media outlet Marca (translated version).

The report claims that Sahin’s future is set to be resolved in the next few days after being told he can leave on loan by Jose Mourinho and United have entered the race to sign him.

The 23-year-old is believed to be open to a move to Old Trafford but the main stumbling block appears to be the fact that Sir Alex Ferguson wants to sign the Turkish international on a permanent basis, with Madrid only interested in a loan deal.

Sahin is still highly regarded within the Bernabeu, despite his lack of playing time since his move from Borussia Dortmund last summer, and he is still seen as a player who has a future at the club, so Real are reluctant to let him leave on a permanent deal.

Arsenal are thought to be in advanced talks to sign the player with Marca saying an ‘agreement between Sahin and Wenger’s team is almost complete’. The only thing preventing the deal from going through is Real and Arsenal agreeing on what percentage of Sahin’s wages each club pay.

Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham are also interested in Sahin but Madrid are only willing to do business with Spurs if the midfielder is included as part of a deal for Luka Modric, but the Londoners are still demanding a fee that the Spaniards are unwilling to meet.

The player himself has accepted he needs to leave Madrid in order to play regular first team football after initially being reluctant to leave, but is keen to have his future resolved as soon as possible so he has time to settle at his new club ahead of the new season.

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It looks like Arsenal remain in the driving seat to land the highly-talented midfielder, unless United come round to the idea of a loan or Spurs drop their asking price for Modric.

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  1. tunde

    August 5, 2012 at 10:06 am

    why Arsenal rivals always intend playing spoiler role in Arsenal transfer? why do they fail to employ wenger transaction strategy in running the club affairs if they envy it?

  2. LeumasINT

    August 5, 2012 at 10:18 am

    wonder wonder wonder. wenger knows best. all hail Mr wenger.

  3. Eugino

    August 5, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Real boss mou…. Would never do the loan dealing with united so sahin will b a gunner for a season

    Go to hell furgie

    • Matt Damon

      August 5, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      Your logic baffles me. Sir Alex Ferguson is one of few managers that Mourinho has any time for and is actually quite good friends with him – so why on earth wouldn’t Mourinho loan Sahin to United?

      Also, Mourinho wants to loan him out to play more football – Real only want to loan him because they still see him as a long term replacment for Xabi Alonso. There is an argument that he would have less competition for places at United than Arsenal. Scholes can’t play every game and Anderson has failed to establish himself. Cleverley and Carrick are really the only two other contenders.

      At Arsenal you’re looking at Song, Arteta, Wils here, Ramsey , Rosicky

    • Aussiehopper

      August 6, 2012 at 12:01 am

      If you want to comment on an intelligent
      websight , learn to spell first you Moron.

    • Aussiehopper

      August 6, 2012 at 12:05 am

      Eugino. If you want to comment on an intelligent websight learn to spell first you Moron.

  4. Godfrey

    August 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    If real madrid are serious of signing modric then they will have to sell sahin and if a bidding war comes between arsenal and man united then all knows who will win 😀

  5. Hammid Sulayman

    August 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I will like 2 seen Sahin in Arsenal colour dis season.

    • Rashid

      August 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      I like to see him at old Trafford

  6. kato

    August 5, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Only AW can help players develop their career so Sahin knows what he wants and where to go.

    • Caolan Deery

      August 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      all aboard

      • adrian

        August 5, 2012 at 10:43 pm

        the night train

  7. Kcosby

    August 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    i think they r taking wenger poachin skills4granted.&probably dts when wenger denies even if he’s@d point of signin any player or 2even mention any player is admiring is a problem,especially d spud r fond of interferin wt wengers biz,anytime a player is linked wt gunners,nxt spuds ll come in2d picture,shame2 u spud suckers!!all we hear is;arsenal r linked wt maradona nxt u’ll hear is,spuds r tlkin2 maradona’s mum2 help lure him,do they even have any scouts???villa boas shld pls come sign my grandmum,he ll fail all over&over again as he did in chelsea!!

  8. Abdul salam

    August 5, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    I will be glad by seeing sahin in d gunner shirt,he is a young talent and i think d best place 4 him is emirate so fergie shld go nd relax.

  9. Joseph mugumya

    August 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Wenger should do everything possible to bring the boy at Emirates

  10. Mjf

    August 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Typical United using Arsenal as a scouting system..

  11. 4kin ManU

    August 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Hijackers: 4kin ManU why do u spend money on your scouts if all u do is rely on Wenger. including Chelsea and more…!

  12. Barca b bandit

    August 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Arsene do whatever it take’s to land him. This could be a special year. And our midfield will be better than man u. Revenge for the 8-2 coming up

    • arsenalrule

      August 5, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      kabee husheey kabee gam

  13. alan b'stard M P

    August 5, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    who needs him. He was a flop at his club. Why would Arsenal want flops

    Get a decent experienced EPL bloke

    • Rosy

      August 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      thats what cazorla is for, bags of experience and will settle easily into the epl. sahin is a temporary signing to make up for the unpredictability of wilshere during his recovery. he was not a flop but is less experienced against many world class real players – if he was a flop why is mourinho refusing to hand him over to the epl permanently? he has bags of potential which we can utilise well. our midfield is lookin boss, now for a decent right back and maybe centre back – jenkinson unreliable/inexperienced and sagna injury prone. we want van der wiel!!

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