Emre Can plays down money rumours

Emre Can plays down money rumours

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Liverpool midfielder Emre Can insists he is not trying to delay signing a new contract due to money issues despite recent reports.

The Germany international is out of contract next summer and the club are looking to tie him down in the next few weeks. Can, who joined the Reds from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014, has made 79 appearances for the Merseyside outfit and scored six goals.

Recent reports have claimed contract talks have stalled after he asked to double his weekly wage to nearly £100,000 but the 23-year-old has played down the rumours.

The Frankfurt-born star insists he is looking to renew his deal at Anfield and claims talks have been positive. He told reporters: “I read in newspapers it was about money but it isn’t about money.

We’ve had a few good meetings and everything is fine. I just wanted to say it is never about the money. It is about the future, what happens.

“You never know what will happen in football but I am happy here. We will speak in the next few weeks and months and see what happens.

“The meetings are with my agent but I am very happy at Liverpool. In the future I can play for many years at Liverpool.” Can scored the winner in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Burnley and will be confident of starting the club’s next match against Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are 3.75 to win away from home, with the Citizens 2.00 while the draw is priced at 3.60.

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