Fenerbahce midfielder Caner Erkin’s agent has told reporters that his client could be moving to the Premier League in the summer, naming both Chelsea and Liverpool as interested in making moves.
Twenty-five year old Erkin is out of contract in the summer and is yet to sign a new deal at the club, with his agent Batur Altiparmak has claimed that he has a number of interested parties from Italy, Spain and the Premier League.
Altiparmak insisted that he did not want to name names when talking about potential destinations, before promptly doing exactly that and linking his client with Liverpool and Chelsea.
“I don’t usually like giving names but it is great for the players confidence that clubs like Liverpool and Chelsea are showing an interest,” he told reporters.
“However, a few clubs have made offers for Caner, two clubs from England have made a bid and he has also received offers from Spain and Italy.
“We have received offers but have not held direct talks with any club yet, first of all we are going to listen to Fenerbahce’s offer. We have not received an offer from Inter. Reports that we have held talks are a complete fabrication.”
Both Liverpool and Chelsea are looking for midfield reinforcements, with Liverpool strengthening the depth of their squad and Chelsea, linked with Tottenham’s Paulinho, looking for a partner for Nemanja Matic.Published 11 May 2014, 02:30 IST