Liverpool have agreed on a ‘deal in principle’ for Bayer Leverkusen’s Emre Can.

The German midfielder is set to become Liverpool’s second summer signing after their official website announced they are set to unveil their signing on July 1.

A statement on the LFC website stated: “Liverpool FC have today agreed a deal in principle with Bayer Leverkusen to sign 20-year-old Emre Can, subject to documentation being completed.”

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It has been reported that a £9.75million release-clause was triggered by the Reds, with former club Bayern Munich expected to receive a £1.2million in compensation for waiving their buy-back option.

And now a deal seems to have been completed after Leverkusen chief executive Michael Schade they received an offer on Wednesday.

“Until Tuesday, it was a rumour,” Schade told German newspaper Bild.

“Now I can confirm that an official offer from Liverpool is received by mail.”

He went on to say his goodbyes to the player, wishing him future success in the English Premier League.

“Emre Can has developed very quickly at Bayer 04 Leverkusen over the past 12 months,” he told Leverkusen’s official website.

“We wanted to keep Emre at Leverkusen but the release clause is part of his contract. So we wish him all the best and lots of success in his time in the Premier League.”

Can, 20, made 29 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen last season, scoring three goals.

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