Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin has turned down an offer to go on loan to Besiktas next season, reports AS.
The Turkish outfits’s director of football Tamer Kiran has been in touch with Los Blancos in the past few days but his offer has been rejected out of hand.
Besiktas, however, are not the only club believed to have been trying to entice German-born Sahin as, according to sports daily Fotomac, Galatasaray are also interested in the former Borussia Dortmund player.
Although boss Fatih Terim was initially keen to bring Sahin in on a permanent transfer, he is now understood to have changed his stance and is prepared to consider a loan arrangement.
As a result, it is understood Galatasaray will make an offer to the player and his agent within the next few days and hope to convince the 23-year-old to link up again with former Madrid teammate Hamit Altintop, who joined the Turks in July for €3.5m.
Even so, everything points to Sahin rejecting any proposal from the Super Lig at this stage of his career, although he may look favourably on reported overtures from Arsenal and Liverpool, who are also keen.
Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, is eager to keep Sahin at the Santiago Bernabeu until the long drawn-out saga of Luka Modric’s move from Tottenham Hotspur finally reaches a conclusion.