Liverpool have made an enquiry with Bayer Leverkusen for midfielder Emre Can, according to reports in Germany.
Brendan Rodgers is keen on adding the 20 year old defensive midfielder to replace out of favour Lucas Leiva.
The German youngster is known for his versatility and has made a great impression this season. He can also play at left back, centre midfield and attacking midfield and played an important role of Leverkusen this season.
The German-Turkish footballer is often dubbed as ‘The new Michael Ballack’ and will cost the Merseyside outfit £12m.
He signed a four-year-contract with Leverkusen after emerging out from Bayern’s youth academy. The Bavarians have a buy back clause though and it remains to be seen whether they want him back at Allianz Arena.
Last month Daily Star published an Exclusive, reporting Liverpool are plotting move for Bayern Leverkusen duo Can and his team-mate South Korea forward Heung-Min Son.
Now, German magazine Kicker reports that indeed there has been an interest from Liverpool. The Reds have inquired about the youngster’s availability as they see him as a bright prospect for the future.