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Marca claim Sahin is going to Liverpool as Arsenal deal falls through

Despite rival Spanish papers saying a deal had been agreed which would take Real Madrid’s Nuri Sahin to Arsenal on loan Marca, the paper closely connected with Real Madrid is today claiming that the player is now Anfield bound.

They claim that the saga ‘still hasn’t been put to rest’ although a resolution is not far off and that Sahin’s agent traveled to Anfield on Monday to iron out the details of the deal.

Marca state that the problem was Arsenal’s insistence on the inclusion of an option to buy as Real Madrid only wanted to loan the player out with Mourinho still wanting to keep the player and only wanted to see him gain playing time over the coming season after a year of injuries. They also claim the player is not happy about the idea of a permanent move.

According to the paper Wenger, as the other papers were reporting, had convinced the player to join Arsenal but today Marca are claiming that due to Arsenal’s reluctance to simply accept a loan only deal the move has fallen through.

The paper adds

Liverpool want to make the move official on Thursday, provided it can tie up any lose ends with the player. Liverpool, which was the first club on the scene, has once again emerged as the most suitable option, as the player knows that Brendan Rodgers will guarantee him a place in the starting line up.

I don’t know what is going on with this transfer, or where the player is likely to end up. Other ‘experts’ have seemed sure it would be Arsenal as they could offer the player Champions League football however Arsenal’s insistence on an option to buy has been a sticking point throughout the whole saga.

Less than 24 hours ago Marca claimed Sahin had his bags packed ready to go to London.

Thanks to @sydneyfarai for the heads up on this.

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