​Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Nuri Sahin after the midfielder stated his desire to stay with Borussia Dortmund.

Sahin, who had been linked to a reunion with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, told Sport360 this week that he has made the decision to remain with the Bundesliga outfit.

Galatasaray and Fiorentina had also reportedly been interested in signing the 27-year-old, but Sahin said: “I am very happy at Dortmund.

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“Yesterday it was Galatasaray, tomorrow it is Fiorentina – it’s normal of course in football to hear these things but I am very happy at Dortmund.

“I’m happy that I am healthy again. I will finish the Euros, and then my focus will be fully on Dortmund. I’m fit and I hope I can have a good pre-season.”

Sahin and Klopp worked together at the Westfalenstadion during the German manager's seven year reign at Dortmund.

Despite already being familiar with Anfield after a six month-long loan spell with Liverpool between August 2012 and January 2013, though, Sahin has opted to remain with Die Borussen.

Klopp led Liverpool to two cup finals and an eighth place finish in last season's Barclays Premier League during his first season in charge.

And asked about how he thought Klopp was doing with the Merseysiders, Sahin replied: “Am I impressed? Yes. But I am certainly not surprised."


Sahin broke through into Dortmund's first-team squad during the 2005/06 campaign, and made his debut in a Bundesliga match on August 6 2005.

He left Germany to sign for La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer of 2011 for a fee thought to be in the region of £7.5m.

However, after loan spells at Liverpool and Dortmund, he returned to the eight-time Bundesliga champions in July 2014 for £5.25m.

Sahin made just 12 appearances throughout 2015/16 due to a troublesome tendon injury, but the play-maker was still selected for Fatih Terim's Turkey squad for the Euro 2016 Championships in France.