Reigning Italian champions Juventus are reportedly optimistic of securing a pre-contract agreement with Liverpool’s Emre Can. The Germany international is presently contracted to the Reds until June 2018 and talks over a possible extension appear to have reached an impasse.
According to The Guardian, the Bianconeri have been in contact with the player’s representatives and the initial talks have been positive regarding a summer move. It is added that Can has receive the guarantee of regular first-team football under the tutelage of Massimiliano Allegri and the midfielder could put pen-to-paper on a five-year contract upon his arrival in Turin.
Can has differentiated opinion among his club’s supporters since signing for Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen four years ago but under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp, he has managed to make impressive progress to the extent that he is now one of the regulars in Joachim Loew’s Germany squad.
As per The Guardian, the Bianconeri are understood to have already failed with a winter approach for Can and this decision has come forward after Liverpool lost Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona earlier in the transfer window.
As such, Can’s potential move to Turin could be kept on hold until the summer where the Reds are due to acquire the services of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig. The Merseyside outfit agreed upon a pre-contract deal with the Bundesliga club last summer and the move is expected to go through before the start of the 2018/19 season.
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