Manchester City and Bayern Munich are willing to hand over around €10million (£8.9million) to Liverpool for midfielder Emre Can in January, Italian newspaper Tuttosport reveals.
The Turin-based publication speaks of Juventus’ strong interest in Germany star Can, 23, but adds that City and Bayern’s willingness to hand over cash for a player soon to be out of contract could be a blow for the Old Lady and their hopes of acquiring him.
Can has refused to sign a new deal at Anfield and is tipped to become one of the hottest free agents next summer – but both the Premier League and Bundesliga leaders would be willing to pay a significant fee for Can in the New Year, it is reported.
Liverpool’s dilemma would be whether to cash in on a player with no intention of sticking around, or make the most of him for what remains of his contract.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are 5th in the Premier League and well-placed to qualify from Group E in the Champions League, so may decide Can is essential to their ambitions this season and view that as more important than a €10million fee.
Can is one of two German international midfielders currently linked with a move to the Etihad, after it was reported that Pep Guardiola has joined the race for Schalke star Leon Goretzka – another in high demand with his contract up in June.
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