Arsenal target Nuri Sahin has been told by Jose Mourinho that he can leave Real Madrid

The Gunners are reportedly interested in signing Sahin on a season-long deal with an option to buy, but face competition from Galatasaray for the 23-year-old Turkey midfielder. Emirates Stadium is Sahin's preferred destination and the transfer moved a step closer when Mourinho declared he is surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu.

"The point is that he's a young boy who wants to play every match," the Real manager said.

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