The BBC’s David Ornstein today reported that he expects Arsenal to confirm a deal to bring Nuri Sahin to Arsenal early next week. Ornstein said
As we reported earlier today Spanish press have also been claiming that the deal is almost done with the player getting his wish to join Arsenal ahead of Mourinho’s desire to see the player join Liverpool.
Ahead of Real Madrid’s La Liga opener against Valencia, Sahin has been left out of the squad.
Wenger has been an admirer of Sahin for many years and had tried to sign the player before he joined Real Madrid last summer. The Turkish midfielder endured an injury plagued first season in Spain and his club wish to see him get more regular playing time. The Sahin deal had initially been reported as being dependent on Song leaving but this is now not thought to be the case.
Expect confirmation on Monday or Tuesday from what I can tell.