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Arsenal’s Sahin Move Hits Late Snag

Arsenal are struggling to agree terms with Spanish giants Real Madrid over the loan signing of Nuri Sahin, could Liverpool make a late bid to hijack the deal?

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 continue to haggle over the terms of Nuri Sahin’s loan deal.


Arsenal are struggling to agree terms with Real Madrid over the loan signing of Nuri Sahin, according to the Guardian.

The two clubs were still in negotiations on Monday night but are yet to agree on what will happen to the player once his season-long loan comes to an end.

Arsene Wenger is demanding the option to make the deal permanent while Madrid are reluctant to do so as they fear Sahin could find his form at the Emirates and the Spanish giants would like the option of him returning to the Bernabeu.

The 23-year-old found himself in a similar position in 2007 when he joined Feyenoord on loan from Borussia Dortmund. The move was a huge success but Feyenoord didn’t have the option to buy, and Wenger doesn’t want to find himself in the same position.

Sahin returned to Dortmund the following season and went on to be a key player for the German’s before sealing a dream move to Madrid in 2011. However, the transfer hasn’t quite gone to plan and the 23-year-old has struggled to make an impact at Real, making only a handful of appearances last year.

Boss Jose Mourinho has given the Turkish international permission to go out on loan to get some game-time but he remains a fan of the players and feels he could still be a success at the Bernabeu and is therefore reluctant to allow Arsenal the option to buy next summer.

Liverpool have also been strongly linked with a move and should Arsenal’s move continue to stall, Brendan Rodgers may very well try and make a late bid to hijack the deal.

Sahin is believed to favour a move to the Emirates due to the Londoners being able to offer champions league football but unless Wenger can strike a deal with Madrid, the players future is still up in the air.

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