Klopp targets £20m Prem star to replace outgoing Can at Liverpool

Date published: Monday 26th February 2018 9:01

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly eyeing Bournemouth star Lewis Cook as a £20million replacement for the outgoing Emre Can this summer.

Germany midfielder Can is expected to leave the Reds on a free transfer at the end of the season, with Juventus his most likely destination.

And according to reports, Klopp has had Cook watched by Liverpool scouts with a view to making a move for the England squad member.

The 21-year-old has been a regular in Eddie Howe’s Cherries side since joining from Leeds two years ago and he lifted the Under-20 World Cup with England in South Korea last summer.

 

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Indeed, Cook’s form this season saw him called up the senior England squad by Gareth Southgate in November.

As for Can, the 24-year-old has been in terrific form for the Reds over the last two months and was on target in the weekend thumping of West Ham.

Klopp had been hoping to keep the former Bayer Leverkusen star, but it would appear that he has his heart set on a fresh challenge after four years at Anfield and looks destined to move on.

Despite links to Cook, Klopp is also said to be in the running to try and land Jean Michael Seri from Nice while Naby Keita will arrive from RB Leipzig in a big-money move this summer.

 

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