Nuri Sahin’s queue of potential suitors continues to grow, as Liverpool prepare to enter the race for the Real Madrid midfielder, Spanish reports suggest.
Marca report that the Anfield club are preparing an offer for the Turkey international that will meet the requirements set out by the La Liga champions. Real Madrid are understood to be more favourable to a season-long loan deal, or a permanent transfer which includes a reasonable buy-back clause. Despite only making two appearances last campaign, Real are reluctant to sell the midfielder outright.
Liverpool are prepared to accept Real’s requirements of the deal, as Brendan Rodgers seeks to add to his midfield numbers. Despite constant speculation linking the Anfield club with a move for Swansea’s Joe Allen, the midfielder’s ever growing asking price may dissuade the Northern Irishman from pursuing the deal.
Marca also suggest that Brendan Rodgers’ pre-existing relationship with Jose Mourinho may immeasurably help the Liverpool manager secure a deal for Sahin. Rodgers worked with the Portuguese manager while coaching Chelsea’s reserve side during ‘The Special One’s' tenure as club manager.
Despite playing in midfield for virtually his entire career, Nuri Sahin was recently deployed at left back in game during Real Madrid’s tour of the US. Arsenal have expressed the most notable interest in the tenacious midfielder, and it appeared at one point that an agreement between the Gunners and Sahin’s parent club was in agreement.