Liverpool transfer news, deal for midfielder hits stumbling block, club bids for left-back

A selection of the latest transfer news involving Liverpool Football Club this Thursday morning.

Liverpool are prepared to meet the release clause for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can according to the Liverpool Echo, but the wage demands from the player are proving to be a stumbling block in any potential move.

There is a release clause of £10m in the 20-year-old’s contract but he is in no rush to resolve his future, with Leverkusen keen to keep hold of him. The report also indicates that his versatility is one of the reasons Liverpool are interested given that he can operate at left-back and centre-back as well as his preferred midfield position.

The Reds have also made an offer for Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno according to a report from Marca. A fee of 20 million Euros is mentioned in the report with young midfielder Suso used as part of the deal in some way, which could mean another loan spell in La Liga rather than a permanent deal.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has been speaking to the Liverpool Echo about how the transfer committee operates at the club, something which has come under the microscope in recent seasons when Liverpool have missed out on targets.

Managing director Ian Ayre, head of recruitment Dave Fallows and head of performance and analysis Michael Edwards all sit on the committee with the Reds boss.

Rodgers said: “The principle idea when I first came in was that like any manager you will have the first call on a player and the last call.

“That’s the call on whether he’s good enough to continue to look at and try to organise a deal and the last call to say yes or no.

“The finer details of that are left to Ian who does a terrific job and our other guys in that field who will go through the contracts. I am aware of where the situation is at right the way through the process.”

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