By Kevin Koczwara
The Liverpool Echo is reporting that Liverpool’s deal to sign German and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can is held up because of the player’s wage demands.
The Reds have informed the Bundesliga outfit they are prepared to activate the £10million release clause in Can’s contract.
However, Liverpool’s first transfer of the summer is being held up due to ongoing negotiations with the Germany Under-21s international’s representatives over personal terms.
Bayern Munich sold Can to Leverkusen for £4.5million last August with a buy-back option. He scored three goals for Leverkusen in 29 appearances this season. The box-to-box midfielder can also play left-back and centre-back. Signing the midfielder would be a big coup for Liverpool as he would give Brendan Rodgers another midfielder who can operate either side of Steven Gerrard and give the likes of Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen rest when needed. Plus, he fits Fenway Sports Groups profile of a player as he is still young and versatile.