Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants a deal for Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin.

Wenger sees Sahin as a replacement for the unsettled Alex Song.

The Guardian says the club's move for Real Madrid's Sahin has been motivated, in part, by the developing situation with Song.

Wenger wants Sahin, the 23-year-old Turkey midfielder, on a season-long loan with the option to make the transfer permanent. Song is under contract until 2015.