Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho expects Nuri Sahin to join a Premier League club before the close of the transfer window.
Turkish midfielder Sahin has been strongly linked with several English clubs and is now set to join Arsenal on a 12-month loan deal with a purchase clause.
Mourinho denied suggestions he was against Sahin joining a Champions League rival.
“I want him to play, for him to go somewhere to play. The Premier League could teach him new aspects of his game but I don’t mind where he goes,” he told reporters.
“It’s not at all true that there’s any one club to which I would prefer that he went. It doesn’t matter to me, I just hope that it’s sorted for him soon.
“It’s absolutely fine with me whether he goes to Arsenal, Liverpool or Tottenham.”
The Portuguese boss also hinted that he may be open to offers for Brazilian playmaker Kaka, though the former AC Milan star has received considerably less interest than Sahin.
“They’re different situations – with Nuri there are several options but nobody has made an official bid for Kaka like they have for Nuri,” the ex-Chelsea boss said.
Another player reportedly bound for the Premier League is Ricardo Carvalho but Mourinho insists that he is unaware of any bid from QPR for the Portuguese centre-back, nor does he anticipate Mark Hughes needing both Carvalho and fellow target Michael Dawson.
“I can’t confirm anything with QPR,” Mourinho said.
“I don’t even know if the information is correct or not because they’ve told me that Dawson has signed for QPR for nine million pounds.
“If they’ve signed Dawson, I don’t know if they’ll be interested in Carvalho.”