Football rumour: Arsenal favourites to land Sahin on loan

Sahin on his way to north London? Photo: PA

According to the Spanish media, Arsenal are the odds-on favourites to secure the signing of 23-year-old Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin, almost certainly on loan initially with a view to a permanent deal being struck down the line. Jose Mourinho can't give Sahin the first-team football he wants, even using him at full-back in training and pre-season, and is happy to let him leave Madrid this summer.

Liverpool are also interested in the Turkish star, but reports suggest that the player's preference is for a move to the English capital over Merseyside. (Source: AS)