Liverpool will look to make Nuri Sahin’s loan deal at Anfield permanent in the summer, according to Marca.
The Turkish international has immediately impressed on Merseyside, and has scored three times since securing his season-long loan from Madrid over the summer.
Sahin scored twice in the Capital One Cup as Liverpool secured their place in the fourth round with a 2-1 win over West Brom during the week, while he also found the net in Liverpool’s first league win of the season, a 5-2 defeat of Norwich on Saturday.
Liverpool are not believed to have an option to make Sahin’s loan deal permanent at the end of the season, but remain confident of landing their man, who is contracted at the Bernabeu until 2017.
The Reds, who paid a £5 million fee in order to pip Arsenal to the signature of Sahin, will have to negotiate with Madrid over a potential transfer, while the player himself is said to be keen to return to Spain at the end of the season and prove his worth to Madrid coach Jose Mourinho.