Arsenal are expected to formalise the loan signing of Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin in the next 24 hours.

Sahin representatives have been in Madrid looking to arrange the 23-year-old's departure after it became clear he was no longer in Jose Mourinho's first-team plans.

Liverpool have also expressed an interest in the Turkey international, but Arsenal are reported to be his preferred destination, although that will be on a season-long loan rather than a permanent move.

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