Arsenal are on the verge of completing a deal for Real Madrid's Nuri Sahin that would see the midfielder move to the club on a one-year loan deal.
The 23-year-old joined the Spanish giants last summer when he moved from Borussia Dortmund where he had played an instrumental part in helping the side claim the Bundesliga title.
Madrid manager Jose Mourinho managed to land Sahin in what was viewed as somewhat of a coup, but the midfielder struggled to make an impact in his first season at the Bernebau and was limited to just four appearances in the league.
Spanish newspaper Marca has reported that Real Madrid are prepared to allow the Turkey international to leave on a one-year loan deal and have stated that he will be moving to the Premier League, with Arsenal the most likely destination.
They say that Sahin was wanted by Tottenham as part any deal for Luka Modric, but it seems as though it will be their north London rivals that end up landing the creative midfielder.
Sahin cost the Spanish champions £8million and was signed on a six-year contract as many believed he would go on to become a regular in the side. However, he made just 10 appearances in total and it seems he will now try to gain regular first team football in the Premier League.
A member of the Turkey side that won the UEFA Under-17 Championships back in 2005, he has gone on to graduate to the senior side and has been capped on 31 occasions, scoring two goals.
Arsenal have already strengthened their attack with the additions of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud as Arsene Wenger looks to build a side capable of challenging the two Manchester teams next season.