Liverpool closing in on £12m deal for Leverkusen’s Emre Can [Tony Barrett]

Liverpool’s pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen’s Emre Can looks to have advanced to the next step.

With complications due to Bayern Munich’s buy-back option over Can, negotiating for the German U-21 international is far from straightforward, but according to The Times’ Tony Barrett, a breakthrough has now been made.

Barrett reports that Liverpool are very much closing in on a £12m deal to bring Can to Anfield, a signing which would significantly bolster the Reds’ midfield.