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It seems the transfer saga involving Nuri Sahin's move away from the Bernabeu has ended, with the midfielder set to join Arsenal on a season long loan deal. Sportsmail said on Thursday that the midfielder's deal had hit a roadblock after the Spanish club wanted 14 million pounds added to the deal if the Gunners decide to permanently sign him.
This obstacle has supposedly been overcome, and recent reports suggest that Sahin is already an Arsenal player.
However, Sky Sports reported that negotiations are still not complete, with Jose Mourinho quoted as saying, "I couldn't care less if he goes to Arsenal, or Liverpool or Tottenham. I have no preference." Although neither club has as yet confirmed the move, Sahin is almost certain to become an Arsenal player, and could be officially announced as part of the Arsenal squad later this week.
Arsenal are looking to sign a new midfielder to replace Alex Song, who departed for Barcelona, and Sahin has been lined up as the ideal replacement for the Cameroonian by the Arsenal management. The signing, if completed, will surely give a huge boost to the squad, which is still recovering from the loss of star players like Song and Robin van Persie.
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