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Bayern Munich Could Block Liverpool Deal To Sign German Wonderkid

Reds’ move for Leverkusen starlet unlikely to receive Bayern’s blessing.

Liverpool’s hopes of landing German youth international Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen could be scuppered by former club Bayern Munich, according to Eurosport.

Reports emerged earlier this week saying that the Reds had agreed a deal to sign the 20-year-old midfielder for €12m.

However, Liverpool have made no official comment on the player, who joined Leverkusen from Bayern in July 2013.

Eurosport Germany claim that, when Can left Bayern, the Bundesliga champions secured a buyback clause, which would allow them to re-sign the youngster for a fixed price.

Furthermore, Leverkusen would apparently require Bayern’s consent to sell Can to any other club.

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge seems keen to bring Can back to the Allianz Arena within the next few years, with Eurosport suggesting that his move to Leverkusen was only sanctioned in order to give him for some match practice to aid his development.

Can featured in 29 Bundesliga games for Leverkusen this season, scoring three goals and providing three assists.

He played most of those games in central midfield, but he also impressed during 10 outings at left-back.

Can is eligible to play for Turkey, despite making over 40 appearances for Germany across various age groups.

German journalist Raphael Honigstein had this to say about the prospective deal:

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