Liverpool’s move for Emre Can threatened by legal battle


A possible legal battle between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich could threaten Liverpool’s proposed £10 million signing of Emre Can, according to reports.

His contract includes a release clause, which Liverpool expect to match, but Bayern also inserted a buy-back clause into the terms of his transfer. At the time of his sale, Bayern stated that they expected to sign him back at some point in the future.

There has not, as of yet, been any contact between Bayern and Bayer Leverkusen regarding the clause, but the issue surrounds the two conflicting deals between Emre Can and Leverkusen and the second deal between Bayer and Bayern themselves. Bayern’s clause would remain active throughout any transfer process, in spite of any interest from elsewhere.

Rogers and Liverpool are keen to make Can their first signing of the window, with the versatile 20-year old considered an important addition to a squad set to take part in the Champions League. The fear now is that should Bayern express an interest and meet the terms of their buy-back clause, Liverpool would be cast aside.


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