Liverpool on alert as 23-year-old star could leave the club for free

October 29, 2017

Emre Can is yet to sign the new long-term contract with Liverpool as his contract running out at the end of the season.

The 23-year-old has settled himself as a key member of The Reds midfield in recent seasons.

The German international attracted interest from Serie A  champions Juventus during the summer.

But The Merseyside club rejected a £23million bid from the Italian giants on transfer deadline day. They had hoped he could still agree on an extension.

Emre Can’s deal yet to be renewed and he could enter pre-contract negotiations with a new club in January.

Losing Can could be a huge blow to Jurgen Klopp, who has come under big pressure because of the Reds’ poor form.

The 23-year-old admitted at the end of last season the reason he hadn’t signed a new contract at Anfield.

But The Sun claim that the two parties cannot agree on a release clause.

However, they run the risk of losing the midfielder for free at the end of the season and could be forced to cash in on him in January.

Juventus director Beppe Marotta confirmed at the end of last month that the club would renew their interest in Can.

“Liverpool are holding on tight to Emre Can,”

“His contract expires in June. We’ll be able to negotiate with him from January.”

“But currently he is a Liverpool player. So we can only admire him from afar.”

Emre Can have signed for Liverpool in the summer of 2014 from Bayer Leverkusen after The Merseyside club activated £9.75 m release clause. He played in 132 games and scored ten goals for the club.