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Emre Can contract stand-off explained

Jürgen Klopp & Emre Can

Emre Can is refusing to ink a new Liverpool contract as club officials are refusing to insert a release clause into any new deal.

The 23-year-old Germany international has always insisted that the delays do not relate to money and that he’s not looking to run his contract down which expires next year. He is free to negotiate a move to a European club from January 1st.

Juventus have been tracking him for months while Chelsea and Manchester United are now said to be monitoring his contract situation closely. Juventus have confirmed their interest but the other two clubs that have been linked could be the player’s agent at work.

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Liverpool were able to hold on to Philippe Coutinho in the summer after refusing to grant him a release clause and they want to have similar strict policies in place with other key personnel.

Because there is plenty of competition in midfield, Can basically wants the option of being able to leave without a big carry on, should he fall out of favour with boss Jürgen Klopp. If a clause was inserted it would basically mean that he would be free to leave for another club if they met the valuation that was agreed upon between the player and the club.

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