London - Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle to sign
Bayer Leverkusen's Germany Under-21 midfielder Emre Can, the Premier League
runners-up confirmed on Thursday.
The 20-year-old, who made 39 appearances in all competitions
since joining Leverkusen last season, has a 10m ($16m) release clause in his
The deal is set to go through, subject to documentation
being complete, Liverpool said in a statement.
Frankfurt-born Can, who is of Turkish descent and can also
play in defence, joined Leverkusen from Bayern Munich last summer, helping them
to fourth in the Bundesliga and secure Champions League qualification.
Can made seven appearances in Europe's elite competition
during 2013-14, and has previously played at the European Under-21 Championship
and the Under-17 World Cup.
England striker Rickie Lambert was confirmed on Monday as
Liverpool's first signing of the summer transfer window.
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