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Liverpool secure Sahin loan deal

ESPN staff
August 25, 2012 « Norwich announce Tettey signing | Chartbeat test »

Liverpool have reached an agreement with Real Madrid to sign midfielder Nuri Sahin on a season-long loan, subject to the player passing a medical.

Sahin, 23, had been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool's Premier League rivals Arsenal, who are in the market for a midfielder following the sale of Alex Song to Barcelona.

However, it is reported the Gunners were seeking a loan deal for Sahin that included an option to make the move permanent at the end of the season - something Madrid were not keen on.

The Reds have this week emerged as favourites for Sahin's signature, and on Saturday they confirmed on their official website a deal is in place, subject to physical tests at Melwood.

The Turkey international signed for Real from Borussia Dortmund in 2011 but he has struggled for first-team opportunities in Spain, making just four La Liga appearances last season.

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