Saturday, July 21, 2012
Manchester United target Nuri Sahin
Manchester United have turned their attention to the midfielder Nuri Sahin Real Madrid after growing increasingly frustrated in the pursuit of Lucas Moura.
Goal.com understands that keeping Old Trafford are looking for alternatives Sao Paulo young, worth almost € 38.3 million (30 million) of his club, and highlighted a target Sahin is probably less expensive after being made aware of its availability from the Spanish capital.
Turkey international is surplus to requirements at the Santiago Bernabeu after joining the club Borussia Dortmund last summer in a move that was marred by injuries and inconsistent form.
Bayern Munich and Galatasaray have been linked in recent weeks Sahin, while Tottenham have applied to take him to White Hart Lane as part of a planned move to Luka Modric West champion Spain, but was rejected by 23.
The midfielder made clear his intention to stay with the Spanish giants in May, said: "I have the desire to succeed here and want to prove myself in Madrid, I was living in his sleep to dream this club . "
However, with the arrival of Modric's ability to further midfielder Sahin Mourinho for surgery, States have the capacity to give more than the first chance the team can see the star Turkish discuss your options .
Sahin signing any agreement would cost about € 25.5m (£ 20m), but the riders in the Premier League did not exclude the possibility of a playmaker on the loan throughout the season to keep the budget limited transfer of the summer.
States have recently signed to play with Sahin Shinji Kagawa in Dortmund two seasons ago and provided certification of the man from Madrid, it may also be able to provide the benefits due to the strong trade links with Turkish sponsored Reds Airlines.
Meanwhile, the Reds always keep an eye on Lucas, but fear the cost of the race to sign Brazil wonderkid, as Goal.com exclusively revealed last week.
Sao Paulo youth currently in the UK before the Olympic football tournament next week, and should make an appearance against Team GB in a match starting at Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium on Friday night.