Rodgers to steal Sahin for Liverpool from Arsenal

Turkish ace has failed to make an impact at Real

Liverpool have joined the race to sign Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin, according to the Daily Mail.

And Brendan Rodgers’ close relationship with Jose Mourinho could give the Kop an edge over Arsenal and Tottenham in negotiations.

Spanish newspaper Marca says Liverpool want to take the Turkey international on a season-long loan.

Sahin, 23, has struggled to make an impact at the Bernabeu after signing from Borussia Dortmund for £8 million last year and the former Chelsea boss says he is prepared to let him leave.

Sahin appeared reluctant to join Spurs when Andre Villas-Boas wanted him as part of a proposed deal to sell Luka Modric to the Spanish champions.

It had been claimed that Arsenal were favourites to sign him in recent days, but Mourinho could convince him that a year with Rodgers would benefit the youngster's development.

Rodgers impressed the Portuguese at Chelsea, where he worked as the youth team manager from 2004 before being promoted to look after the reserves in 2006.

He made just four league appearances - 10 in all competitions - and has asked for more first-team football.


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