Liverpool are pushing to beat Arsenal for Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin.

The Daily Mail says Liverpool hope to pip Arsenal to a season-long loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder Sahin, 23.

The Turkey international flopped during his first season in Spain after his move from Borussia Dortmund - but Liverpool are determined to add him to their squad.

But they face fierce competition from Arsenal and Sahin's desire to play in the Champions League could be a stumbling block.