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Rodgers confident on Sahin swoop

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident that he has beaten Arsenal to a loan deal for Real Madrid’s Nuri Sahin.

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LIVERPOOL MANAGER BRENDAN RODGERS is hopeful a loan move for Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin will be completed shortly.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed his interest in bringing the former Borussia Dortmund man to north London last week and it had been reported that Sahin preferred a move to a Champions League club.

However following his side’s 1-0 victory over Hearts in the Europa League, Rodgers appeared to admit that the Reds have trumped their Premier League rivals to his signature.

“Hopefully in the next 24 hours we’ll get some confirmation on that,” Rodgers told the club’s official website.

“It’s quite far (along the line). He’s a very good footballer.”

The Turkish midfielder struggled to break into Jose Mourinho’s first-team plans last season, making just four league appearances in his first campaign in La Liga.

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