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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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Should Arsenal settle on a deal without the option to buy? Should Liverpool try and take advantage of the stand-off? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. istnbl2005

    August 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Sahin wants to stay at madrid over arsenal and liverpool, so he should come to liverpool for a year, play well and then go back to madrid and fulfill his potential. arsenal want to make it permanent liverpool are easy either way, it aint rocket science

    • Arsenal

      August 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      And what can Liverpool offer him? Europa League? 3-0 losses to West Brom?

      If he went to Liverpool he might as well kiss his career goodbye

      • james

        August 21, 2012 at 3:22 pm

        And at Le-Arse he can watch all the good players leave to win trophies at other clubs – at least Liverpool have the pedigree to succeed in Europe!! and anyway Le-Arse would only be a stepping stone for him like for many of the previous players! HA HA!!

      • hemanta

        August 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm

        of course arsenal can nurture him and then sell him

  2. edobor

    August 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    if wenger really knws what he want he shd go 4 sahin quickly and m villa or ease arsenal will do badly dis season again and without a trophy.

  3. Tunde aka wenger

    August 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Option 2bye is more beta.

  4. El

    August 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Poor sahin yr wages are two high if u want lfc or afc lower them or warm the bench 4 money

  5. leslie

    August 21, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    sahin is a good player but without the option to buy on a permanent basis,arsenal should look else where cos we ain’t a feeder club or an academy where certain clubs can bring their players to be groomed for them

  6. Ewetunde

    August 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Let him do every thing he want 2 do in time.

  7. mahmud

    August 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Well if Arsenal don’t have the option to buy, Arsene won’t even consider bringing him coz with wilshere comin bk Arsene won’t rely on a temporary player nd should go 4 m’vila instead

  8. Kolawole

    August 21, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    120k is too much, let him lower his demand if and only if he want to save his career

  9. Sanmihenry

    August 21, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Pls mr wenger buy m’villa n accept sahin loan so dat we can win troupy

  10. EYO(Akwa-Ibom Fyn Boi)

    August 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Great move Arsene, great move!!!

  11. Slykeller

    August 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I wil prefer Arsene wenger to buy him permarnetly after the loan deal finished.

  12. Sora

    August 21, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    If madrid wil not allow arsene to sign on permanent after loan they should calloff the deal.and go for m’villa and lloriente

  13. Ebri

    August 21, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Sahin go to where u can add a medal or two into ur records, and do u know where dat is? Liverpool!

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