The news gains weight because the player has refused to renew his contract with the German Club that ends 2013. Other European Football Teams are on alert, & rumours are that English Club Aston Villa is hoovering in circles, along with compatriots Chelsea FC & Arsenal. The German Club announced that a price of 20M€ was "reasonable", but Real Madrid plan to offer 12M€ - like Ozil - when they begin to formalize the negotiation process.
The signing of Nurin Sahin by Real Madrid would be the counter-balance to Cesc Fabregas going to FC Barcelona. Said this, allow my sinister & dark Football imagination to be creative; is this a manoeuvre - deal that will involve Real Madrid - Sahin - Arsenal - Cesc Fabregas? Naaaaa, too sinister?
Stay tuned for updates.