Liverpool target 'can sign for whoever he wants' says Fenerbahce Vice President

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCTOBER 10: Caner Erkin of Turkey in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group A Qualifier match between Czech Republic and Turkey at Letna Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

Fenerbahce full-back Caner Erkin is free to leave in the summer according to the club’s Vic President Mahmut Uslu.

The 27-year-old’s contract with Fenerbahce expires in July and has been unable to agree a new deal with the Istanbul giants.

“His departure was not something the directors wanted, but the FIFA rules allow a player to sign a new contract with a different club in the final six months of his current deal,” Fenerbahce Vice-President Mahmut Uslu stated.

“This new deal will be valid from July, when his current contract expires. He can sign for whoever he wants, whether it is Inter or Besiktas.”

Liverpool and Everton are in the race to sign Erkin according to the Express newspaper.

However, Inter are understood to be in pole position to sign the Turkish international. Erkin has already ‘secretly’ undergone a medical with Inter Milan according to the Italian outlet, Tuttomercatoweb.

The Turkish international star has eight assists and one goal in 27 appearances for Fenerbahce this season.

Fenerbahce have racked up 70 points in 31 games in the Turkish Super League and take on Istanbul Basaksehir this weekend.

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