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LIVERPOOL could see their move for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can scuppered by Bayern Munich.
Reports earlier this week suggested that Liverpool were closing in on a £10m deal for Can.
And Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller has today confirmed that Can has a buy-out clause for that figure in his contract.
On Liverpool's reported move for the player, Voller says: "We know there is interest, but have nothing official."
However, Voller believes that Can would benefit from staying where he is for at least one more season.
He told Bild: "It is clear that Emre now has a clause in the contract - a decision is still pending.
"The business would be lucrative. But that is not the sticking point.
"We are of the opinion that Emre would still do well one year with us.
"[Bayer Leverkusen coach] Roger Schmidt has already spoken with him, he is really into the player.
"And I am convinced that Can would be even better with Roger."
However, the decision about whether Can stays or goes may lie with Bayern - the club where he came through the youth system - rather than Leverkusen.
When asked whether Bayern have a buy-back clause for the player they sold at the start of last season, Voller dodged the issue, saying: "Of course I spoke with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge [of Bayern Munich] on the subject.
"They think that for Emre's development another season with Leverkusen would be just right."