Report: Liverpool contact Caner Erkin; lining up free transfer this summer

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Liverpool are in talks to sign Caner Erkin of Fenerbahce.

Liverpool are making contact with Caner Erkin of Fenerbahce ahead of a summer transfer, Fotomac reports.

The 27-year-old left-back is out-of-contract at the end of the season, and Liverpool have already made approaches to sound out whether the full-back would want to move to Anfield.

He has been scouted by the Reds on occasion this season, and they clearly have been impressed with what they have seen from the defender.

The report claims that the scouts took ‘special note’ of Erkin, and Jurgen Klopp is ready to sanction a move for him.

Erkin, who has been capped 42 times by Turkey, is out-of-contract at the end of the campaign, and Klopp believes he represents a wise signing.

He is experienced at domestic, European and international level, and on a free transfer he will come on a budget deal.

The Reds need a new left-back given their struggles in that position. Alberto Moreno struggles defensively, and Jon Flanagan has yet to prove his fitness to Klopp since returning to the first-team set-up.

Erkin has played for Fenerbahce since the summer of 2010, racking up over 200 appearances for the Turkish side.

Prior to his time with Fenerbahce, Erkin played for CSKA Moscow, Manisaspor and Galatasaray.

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