Arsenal’s attempts to sign Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid on loan have hit a snag, according to The Daily Mail.
The Emirates Stadium outfit are eager to bring in a new central midfielder after selling Alex Song to Barcelona, with the Turkey international in Arsene Wenger’s sights.
With Sahin struggling for first-team football at the Santiago Bernabeu, Jose Mourinho is ready to let the creative midfielder leave on loan.
The Gunners were expected to beat Liverpool to the playmaker’s temporary signature, however negotiations have broken down regarding an option to make the move permanent next summer.
Sahin currently earns £120,000 a week in Spain, and should a move at that rate be negotiated it would make the Turk the highest paid earner at the north London club.
By Gareth McKnight