[football] direct news understands that Liverpool will make a 12m bid for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to replace Lucas Leiva and add fresh legs to his midfield this summer and it is understood that the Northern Irish boss is a big admirer of Emre Can. Can, has been impresing in the Bundesliga this season for Bayer Levekusen and can play at either left-back, centre midfield or in attacking midfield, making him a big signing if the Anfield boss can secure his signature. The German youngster signed for Leverkusen on a four-year contract from Bayern Munich in a deal that including a clause where the Bavarian side had a buy-back clause. However, it is understood that Pep Guardiola is not interested, allowing Liverpool to submit their planned 12m bid in the coming days.