Liverpool transfer news – Leverkusen star heading to Anfield ?

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Updated: May 19, 2014
Emre Can

Liverpool are set to do battle with Bayern Munich for Bayern Leverkusen star Emre Can.

Brendan Rodgers and the Liverpool hierarchy have identified Emre Can, a 20-year-old defensive midfielder, as the man to replace Lucas once the Brazilian moves for pastures new.

The German youngster is known for his versatility and can also play at left back, centre midfield and attacking midfield. Can will cost in the region of £12 million, but Rodgers is keen to bring in quality and is willing to spend that much on the young talent.

Can signed from Bayern Munich on a four-year-contract with Leverkusen, but the Bavarian giants reportedly have a buy back clause to bring Can back to the Allianz Arena

The Daily Mail has reported the Reds have struck a €12m deal to sign the Germany Under-21 international.

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