David Moyes
Manchester United's manager David Moyes looks on during a news conference at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England in this March 31, 2014 file photo. Moyes, who has only been in charge of Manchester United since July, paid the price for a hugely disappointing season on April 22, 2014 when it was announced that he has left the club. Reuters

Either you make your players available and up for grabs, or you retain them. This is how the game has always been played on and off field. As contracts expire or about to expire, transfer windows are opened allowing coaches from other teams to grab the player they are eyeing since the start of the season. Just recently, Liverpool turned down David Moyes' bid.

The protocol is to make a formal offer to the manager. One doesn't need to permanently have the player on a team's side because loan season-long arrangements can be made. This is also one of the evolutions of this field business.

Rather than pay for retainer fees to players to continue playing at home court, or lock them in a contract despite them not so doing well in their games, why not allow them to accept a new deal from other teams where they can fully develop their potential and training. Thing is, it's not all the time you get what you want. Some players are up for grabs, some are not, and that's just how simply this business can go.

Hence, when Emre Can, Liverpool's midfielder was rumoured to not pursue his transfer to Real Sociedad on loan in January, it's not so much of a shocker. Anything can happen during the interim, as they say.

According to report, David Moyes has made a formal approach to the versatile Germany under-21 star, and expressed his intentions of signing him up. Can has been playing for Reds in the recent weeks as Reds' centre-back. However, it seems like David Moyes' stars of fate seemed not aligning in his favour as reports state that sources close to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is still not willing to let go of the youngster. To put things simple for the Liverpool manager, he is unwilling to let go of Can just yet.

Can was recorded to have arrived at Anfield in June from Bayer Leverkusen, German side, at a staggering fee of 9.75 million pounds. He has also recorded to make eleven appearances this season for Rodger's team. Despite, Can was reported to struggle more on Merseyside. While Moyes wants to get a good grip at Can, it seemed like Can intends to go nowhere but Liverpool, having cemented his place there in the recent weeks.