Liverpool have activated the €12M (£9.5M) overseas release clause in Emre Can's contract according to the German press.
According to Bild, the 20 year old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder and German U21 international, has a contract release clause specifically for overseas clubs.
Bayer Leverkusen want to keep the player who they purchased from Bayern Munich a year ago for around €5.5M.
After his initial development at local clubs in Frankfurt, Emre moved to Bayern Munich in 2012 at the age of 18. He only made 6 appearances in his single season at the German champions went on to win the treble. He scored once in his 6 appearances.
At Leverkusen last season he pushed on dramatically becoming a familiar face in the Bundesliga making 39 appearances in total for the club - scoring four times.
He has represented Germany at all youth levels and despite having the option of playing for Turkey - he hopes to secure his future in the German national side.
UPDATE 6PM: According to reports in Germany, Leverkusen have confirmed the offer and they expect Liverpool to announce the deal on Thursday.