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Liverpool are set to sign Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen after activating a £9.75m release clause in his contract.
Brendan Rodgers has been chasing the Turkish-born Germany Under-21 international for a while and has been over to personally check on the player's progress.
The 20-year-old is an energetic box-to-box midfielder and should provide the Reds with extra impetus in the middle of the park.
Inter Milan were also keen on Can but it was always his intention to move to the Premier League.
The club hope to have a deal concluded within the week as they press ahead with plans for an assault on the Premier League title.
The player's agent, Reza Fazeli, is a familiar face around Anfield after brokering a loan move with the club for Nuri Sahin in 2012.
Rodgers is keen to get his transfer business done early. Rickie Lambert has already signed for £4million from Southampton ahead of the World Cup and they continue to pursue England midfielder Adam Lallana.