By Guy Giles
Borussia Dortmund have entered the race to sign Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, with the German international demanding massive wages to stay at Anfield, according to a report.
The Sun claim that Can wants £150,000-a-week to renew his Liverpool contract which ends in the summer, with Dortmund now joining Juventus and Manchester City in the race for his signature.
The report claims that Can’s wage demands represents a near-doubling of his current deal, an amount that the Reds are not willing to pay.
Juventus have reportedly stepped up their pursuit of Can by asking German international teammate Sami Khedira to raise a potential move with the midfielder.
Football Insider verdict:
The emergence of Dortmund as potential suitors for Can’s signature is an interesting development, as a move home to Germany may be an attractive prospect for the young midfielder. However, the German club are not known for their high wages, and the £150,000-a-week demanded by Can may represent a step too far for Dortmund. That being said, with the transfer being on a free, Dortmund may indeed be a serious option for the Liverpool man, but a move to Juventus or Manchester City would still seem more likely. The lure of working under Guardiola at the Etihad, alongside the guarantee of high wages, would seem to fit Can’s ambition, as would a move to Turin to play under perennial Italian champions Juventus.
In other Liverpool news, this declaration from Coutinho has put him on a collision course with Jurgen Klopp.