LIVERPOOL have put their foot down on another player’s future and have warned Emre Can he is going nowhere – despite going into the final 12 months of his contract.
Can has received interest from Italian giants Liverpool as they look to bolster their midfield.
But Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool don’t want to lose any crucial players with the season starting this weekend.
They have already been disturbed by Philippe Coutinho’s transfer request.
And are now growing worried about other players with the Mirror claiming they have told Can he is staying put.
Liverpool kicked off with a draw at Watford in a six-goal thriller.
Can played 90 minutes and is expected to be an important player this term.
But his future is complicated by contract talks breaking down over a new deal with his current contract up in 12 months.
Juve are ready to bid £23m to sign him this summer but Liverpool are set to stand firm.
They have already let Lucas leave this summer and haven’t strengthened in that area after failing to sign Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.
Adam Lallana and Coutinho were missing with injury yesterday and losing Can would leave them short in the middle of the park.
And Klopp is said to prefer losing Can for nothing next summer than selling him this year.
Can wants £100,000 a week to sign a new deal but talks are expected to drag on after negotiations stalled earlier in the summer.