Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers hopes to make Emre Can his first summer signing. The Telegraph says Liverpool are closing in on a £12 million deal for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Can.

Rodgers is hoping to secure Can as his first signing of an active summer in the transfer market.

The 20-year-old moved to Leverkusen, formerly managed by ex-Liverpool captain Sami Hyypia, last season from Bayern Munich for just £4.5 million. Munich placed a buy-back clause of their own but that can not be activated until next summer.

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