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Liverpool target Bournemouth midfielder as Emre Can replacement

Liverpool are planning a move for Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook in the summer as a replacement for Emre Can, according to the Sun.

Jurgen Klopp is assigned to losing the 24-year-old with the player’s contract set to expire in the summer – he is now on the search for a replacement.

It is understood that on Klopp’s list of replacements is Cook with the Reds having sent scouts to watch the player in action for the Cherries.

Long-term target

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: Wahbi Khazri of Sunderland takes on Lewis Cook of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Sunderland and AFC Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light on April 29, 2017 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

At 21-years of age, Cook remains a highly promising, young talent and a player Liverpool having been scouting since his days at Leeds United.

Last summer, the midfielder captained England to Under-20 World Cup glory and since then, he has gone on to become an integral part of Eddie Howe’s side at the Vitality.

However, this summer, Liverpool are set to make a move for the youngster as they look to replace contract rebel Can.

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No breakthrough

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 23: Emre Can of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides third goal with Mohamed Salah of Liverpool and Roberto Firmino of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs round second leg match between Liverpool FC and 1899 Hoffenheim at Anfield on August 23, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Liverpool are still yet to reach a breakthrough in negotiations with Can over a new deal with a growing expectancy of losing him this summer.

Italian giants Juventus are the club currently favorites to land the player with the player set to move their on a free transfer.

This has forced Klopp to go in search of alternatives, with Napoli’s Jorginho also being targeted by the Meyerside club.