By Russell Edge
Liverpool are hoping to secure the future of midfielder Emre Can by the end of the month after tabling a lucrative offer, according to a report.
Italian football news website Calcio Mercato claim that the Reds are keen for the 23-year-old to commit his future to the club, with a £100,000-a-week, five-year deal reportedly on the table.
With just a year left on the German international’s contract, Liverpool are said to want to receive a quick update on their offer, as they will look to sell him on if the new deal is rejected, before he is available to agree a free transfer in January.
Champions League runners-up Juventus have been reported to be circling with a view to secure his services, with claims that they view him as the next Sami Khedira.
Can’s doubts over a new contract are reportedly to do with his ambition, as he looks to be in a side fighting for league titles and trophies, and with Liverpool’s last silverware the 2011/12, League Cup, Jurgen Klopp may have some persuading to do.
The versatile midfielder arrived at Anfield from Bayer Leverkusen back in 2014, and has gone on to make 129 appearances across all competitions for the club, scoring seven goals and chipping in with a further two assists.
There is a lot of competition in the centre of the park for a place in the starting XI, with Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson and James Milner just three of a several players who have taken on the role under Klopp.
Can has also gone on to earn himself 15 caps for Germany, having made his debut back in 2015, although he is yet to find the back of the net for his country.
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