According to Marca, Arsenal are on the verge of striking a deal with Real Madrid to take Turkish international midfielder Nuri Sahin on loan for a year.
The 23-year-old signed a six-year contract at the Bernabeu last summer after moving from Borussia Dortmund, but has struggled to nail a first team place after starting the season injured.
Sahin has been left out of Real Madrid’s recent friendly matches and is tipped to arrive in London and finalise details of a move in the coming days. It is believed that the Spanish giants are trying to use the player as bait in negotiations with Spurs for Luka Modric, but that he isn’t interested in a move to White Hart Lane.
If Sahin does put pen-to-paper on a deal the midfielder would become Arsenal’s third signing of the summer.
More to follow…
Update: Marca have now revised their story to say only that Sahin will ‘probably play in the Premier League next season’.
Here is a screenshot of the original article which begins with the line ‘Nuri Sahin will play for Arsenal next season’.