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Rumour Mongering: Reds Target Turkish International Left Back Caner Erkin

Reports in Italy claim Liverpool are after a player who signed with Inter Milan on a free earlier this summer.

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On June 1st, Caner Erkin signed with Inter Milan on a free transfer, with the 27-year-old Turkish international heading to Serie A after a solid career in Russia and Turkey. On August 25th, just shy of three months since he officially signed for them, he’s being linked with a move to Liverpool.

At least according to Tuttomercatoweb, the left back who has played 47 times for his country could shortly have a second new club of the summer after falling out with new Inter manager Frank de Boer, who arrived at the club on August 9th. If it all seems a touch convoluted, that’s because it is.

In theory at least, it’s not impossible, as players are allowed to be registered for two clubs in a season and there’s nothing to stop Inter selling him on again before the transfer window closes next Wednesday. It would be a rather bizarre turn of events, but bizarre isn’t the same as impossible.

Erkin is also being linked with Stoke and Southampton in what could end up one of the strangest transfers of the summer—if it actually takes place. Still, for now, all signs point to Liverpool not actually being in the market for a left back, and so it’s likely safe to dismiss this as baseless rumour mongering.

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