Jack Lusby 8 March 2017
With Emre Can still yet to agree a new contract with Liverpool, the German midfielder is believed to be the subject of interest from around Europe.
The 23-year-old’s representatives have been in talks with the club for months, but no breakthrough has been made regarding Can’s future.
Can will enter the final year of his contract this summer, leaving Liverpool in a difficult situation in the transfer market, as they consider whether to cash in on their asset.
That is exactly what the Mirror‘s David Maddock suggests could happen, due to the midfielder’s wage demands.
Currently earning around £35,000 a week, Can’s representatives are said to be asking for over double for the midfielder to sign an extension.
But as the club “will refuse to pay over the odds,” Maddock claims a host of clubs from the continent could make their move for the Germany international this summer.
He names Bayer Leverkusen, Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig as possible destinations in Can’s homeland, while Juventus are also credited with an interest.
It would be a disappointing end to a promising spell on Merseyside if Can were to leave at the end of the season, despite a relatively muted campaign under Jurgen Klopp in 2016/17.