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Sahin Off To Liverpool As Arsenal End Their Interest In The Midfielder

The Nuri Sahin transfer-saga is set to finally come to an end with Liverpool on the verge of completing a year-long loan deal after Arsenal ended their interest

As we enter the final stages of the summer transfer window, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news. Today, Liverpool appear to have beaten Arsenal to Nuri Sahin.


The Nuri Sahin transfer-saga is set to finally come to an end with Liverpool on the verge of completing a year-long loan deal after Arsenal ended their interest in the player, according to the BBC.

Both Arsenal and Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for the Real Madrid playmaker after Jose Mourinho gave him permission to go out on loan this summer to gain first team experience, having struggled to make a breakthrough at the Bernabeu.

The Turkish midfielder was expected to join Arsenal earlier this week with the 23-year-old preferring a move to north London due to the lure of champions league football.

However, the deal stalled when the two clubs couldn’t agree on what would happen to the player at the end of the loan spell, with Arsene Wenger believed to be insistent over having the option to buy.

With both Madrid and the player keen on a straight loan deal, Arsenal ended their interest allowing Liverpool back in and they quickly agreed a deal with the Spanish giants. Sahin’s agent met with Reds officials over the last 24 hours to put the finishing touches on the move.

Despite the player leaning towards a move to Arsenal, Madrid were keen on him moving to Liverpool as the Anfield club offered to pay a larger proportion of the midfielders £115,000 wages, and they were also not a champions league rival.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed last night that he expected to complete the deal in the next 24 hours. A statement on on said:

“Hopefully in the next 24 hours we’ll get some confirmation,”

 “It’s quite far [along]. He’s a very good footballer.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is now understood to be considering a number of other targets as he looks to strengthen his midfield following the sale of Alex Song to Barcelona.

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Are Arsenal fans gutted to miss out on Sahin? Are Liverpool fans excited by the imminent arrival of the Turkish midfielder? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. Fizzer

    August 24, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Good old Wenger, done it again !!

  2. amit

    August 24, 2012 at 9:31 am

    there is not way arsenal can finish in top 4 this season at not we have a chance with sahin coming to us ….u cant even score against sunderrrrrrrrrrrrrrrland….. city
    2.chelsea united

    • Bradster

      August 24, 2012 at 9:40 am

      Sure like Liverpool did at West Brom and strugled against Hearts?
      At least you’re not shouting the annual chant of the last 23 years “ths year we look good enough to win it”.

  3. Roland C Rozario

    August 24, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Sahin not coming to Arsenal ‘is no loss’
    We have Carzola who to me is the kingpin and the clog in the Arsenal Mid. With Arteta, Diaby and the possible inclusion in the person and character of MVilla that should strengthen the squad both in defence and midfield!

  4. Hans

    August 24, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Arsenal are to big to loan a player. Simple as that.

    • djiri

      August 24, 2012 at 9:55 am

      true. if sahin doesnt agree with the option of buying him after the loan then let him sit on the bench at madrid next season.

  5. Ejide samuel olamilekan

    August 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

    wenger pls sign dis man sahin.pjsssssss

  6. bouldlygo

    August 24, 2012 at 9:55 am

    There’s no point in warming a player up, for him to vanish back to Madrid at the end of the season, if he plays well.

    Try before you buy is fine but Mourinho seems to want to have his cake and eat it.

    Sahin may be a fantastic player but I’m not sure that a loan deals suits either Liverpool or Arsenal.

    How can anyone build a side around uncertainty?

    • hemanta

      August 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      easy fill him when needed, else play ur own player, and if a player can give you a whole look to the depth of the squad then its worth a loan deal,tell me it wont help liverpool when liverpool will beat arsenal

      • bouldlygo

        August 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm

        Love your optimism, baseless at it may be.

  7. showlexmak

    August 24, 2012 at 9:58 am

    please am scared about this humournews who will sign shain?

  8. mr creosote

    August 24, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Good news as far as i’m concerned. If he’s happy going to Liverpool he’s obviously not that ambitious. And I’m not mad keen on the idea of training up Madrid’s fringe players. We need players onboard full time and permanently, not with one eye on the door.

  9. Emma johnson

    August 24, 2012 at 10:15 am

    My fellow gooners, lets not alow wenger fool us! Dat old man s done in d transfer market! Trust me, he wont sign any other playa…….

  10. nicky

    August 24, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I can hardly believe the rubbish published in some of the comments.
    At the very time we have a stronger squad than for many a year (regardless of the departure of RVP and Song), some so-called fans are saying we cannot even finish in fourth place.
    With Arsene stating there are further signings still to come, it must be clear to even the most pessimistic of supporters that Arsenal will be real contenders for EVERY trophy this season.

    • bouldlygo

      August 24, 2012 at 11:01 am

      I’m with you.
      Fans are so fickle, one minute Wenger’s an idiot for not signing, the next he should be sacked for buying rubbish.
      Over a hundred grand a week for a player we cannot keep, that would be insane.

  11. Ndianabasi

    August 24, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I am disapionted with d fack dat arsanal can not keep their promise. What mak them not 2 sign a player since d depature of alex son, wat are we doin wit d moni dat we

  12. Saiya digenini

    August 24, 2012 at 10:55 am

    It’s real, that amount was too much for wenger to pay weekly imargin £115k per week you know he wont pay. Let him go to liverpool and help them finish top four

  13. evans

    August 24, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Wenger will not buy another player watch let us be realistic arsenal cannot win any cup this season those players you are calling diaby arshavin etc cannot deliver

  14. Randy

    August 24, 2012 at 11:37 am

    115k a week for a player who is only on loan for a year? Plus 5 million loan fee? Please stop blaaming Kenny for Liverpool’s dismal’s season last year. It must the club’s ownership. This guy was being acquired by Arsenal as cover for Wilsire who is out injured at the moment. No player at Arsenal makes 115 a week. So the logic here states that a cover player will make the higest wages on the squad and then go back to Madrid after getting playing time at the highest level.Wenger should be sacked if he approved that deal.

  15. Blessed cr7

    August 24, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Wenger,wenger,wenger,y r u dis cheap even 4 a loan u cnt release d clubs moni,4 a buy wat wud u do.

  16. babkol

    August 24, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Wenger! Is making rightful discission…am not Arsenal fans but LFC fans,I know that this guy is still going to Arsenal…

  17. flexy

    August 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    115k/week for a loan player does not sound right! beside we don’t need a loan player,what we need is a permanent deal and to let go any player who is not focus on the success of the team. As far as i am concerned the present team looks more stronger. If Sahin is smarter he should av accepted Arsenal offer….

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