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Arsene Wenger must prepare himself for a possible three way battle as the Italian media reports that both the Milan giants: Inter and AC Milan, have come in for the last item left on his summer shopping list - Nuri Sahin. The Gunners were firm favourites to clinch Sahin's signature, but recent developments suggest otherwise.
What's worse is that AC Milan have loads of cash to burn from the sale of Zlatan Ibrahimovich and Thiago Silva. Also, Inter are themselves in dire need of midfield reinforcements after a disappointing campaign last term. They are very much in the rebuilding process and are in search of quality young players, a profile that Sahin perfectly fits. And this could mean a bidding war: one are of transfer shopping that Arsene Wenger rarely relishes.
The Turkish midfielder's agent however kept his cards close to his chest and shared, "I cannot tell you a lot of respect for his club membership. Certainly there are many clubs interested in him, but in reality I have not had any official contact with anyone. Italian Club? You also get the interest from there."
The diplomatic answer did not rule out a move by the Milan clubs much to the despair of Arsene Wenger. The French manager must move soon for a player who has been given the Green signal by Real Madrid to move to any club he desires or risk losing out on a good addition to his midfield.
The only thing that appears to be holding Arsenal back is Real's aversion to including a permanent sale clause in Sahin's contract, though there are also rumours about the Madrid club asking for a rather extravagant loan fee. Of these, chances are Wenger will be more concerned about the former, as there is little point in training a player for a year, but then losing him to his parent club, or any other suitor for that matter.
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