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Nuri Sahin Fails To Show For Arsenal Medical? (Transfer Talk)

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Jose Mourinho has said he "couldn't care less" if Nuri Sahin goes to Arsenal or Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur. "I have no preference," the Real Madrid coach added.

Madrid and Arsenal are apparently still locked in talks over the proposed loan of Sahin to the Premier League, although his no-show on Monday may give giddy Gooners the jitters...


Jamie Sanderson
Nothing new to report on Nuri Sahin. Clubs still talking. Arsenal had expected him for medical on Monday but he didn't turn up.

From The Big Lebowski to biblical references, Jesus Navas could provide English football with a few innovative angles if he joins Arsenal.

And since Theo Walcott has just a year left remaining on his contract, the Gunners have earmarked the Sevilla winger to replace him. The Star advise Arsène Wenger not to be put off by the £35m buy-out clause, for the Primera Liga club would accept less.

Manchester City still need a defender to save starting Stefan Savic, and the Sun today report Chelsea have rejected a £30m bid from the Premier League champions for 25-year-old defender David Luiz.

Micah Richards has been sidelined for 10 weeks through injury as Roberto Mancini continues to prioritise the acquisition of a defender. New signing Jack Rodwell can play at centre-back but the cover appears to be flimsy.

Brendan Rodgers is a "nutcase"... if he sells Andy Carroll. That came via the Liverpool manager himself after he frankly commented on Newcastle United's bid for the £35m striker at his press conference ahead of the Reds' Europa League match with Hearts tonight.

The Magpies wanted to take Carroll on loan with a view to a £12m deal, but Rodgers is unwilling to take a £23m hit on a player bought by Kenny Dalglish.

Spurs defender Michael Dawson's proposed move to QPR has hit a snag over personal terms, and the Mail have wasted no time in suggesting Sunderland and Stoke as two potential suitors for the 28-year-old.

If Tottenham want Hugo Lloris they are going to have to offer mo' money, say the Star. Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas revealed last week the French club had turned down a bid from the Lilywhites for the France captain earlier this summer.

Borussia Dortmund confirmed Robert Lewandowski will be going nowhere despite receiving a number of bids for the Polish striker.

Lewandowski, who scored the first goal of the European Championship, was watched in person by Sir Alex Ferguson last season as Fergie attempted to bring him to Old Trafford along with the silky Shinji Kagawa.

But Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told Bild: "There have been enquiries from several clubs [but] our position has not changed since March." Was Van Persie a second-choice recruit?

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