Juventus in advanced talks with Emre Can over summer free transfer

4 January 2018

The outgoing deals rumours continue to circle around Anfield, with news that Emre Can is in “advanced talks” with Juventus over a free transfer in the summer.

German midfielder Can has been in and out of the side this term but still plays a valuable role for Jurgen Klopp, as both a holder and a more advanced rampaging option.

Out of contract at the end of the season though, there have been constant suggestions that Can would look to secure a free transfer in summer.

And it seems Juventus will be the team to snare him for next season, report Sky Sports.

Can is said to be in “advanced talks” over a summer move, with Sky’s German counterparts suggesting a January move away is not an option.

STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 29, 2017: Liverpoolís Emre Can reacts during the FA Premier League match between Stoke City and Liverpool at the Bet365 Stadium. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

The midfielder has played over 150 times for the Reds since signing from Bayer Leverkusen, developing into a well-rounded—if at-times inconsistent—midfielder, with great versatility to his game.

His departure would be a loss for the squad, even if he isn’t a guaranteed name on the team-sheet, and losing him for free only makes matters worse.

There remains some small hope that Can might opt to sign a new deal with the Reds, particularly if the remainder of the campaign is a success, but it seems more likely now than ever that Liverpool’s midfield will need a significant restructure for 2018/19.

Philippe Coutinho is also rumoured to be heading out the Anfield exit door soon, while Naby Keita is already assured of a summer arrival.

The Guardian further report that Can has been offered a five-year deal by Juventus, worth around £85,000 per week.

In addition, the midfielder would receive a sizeable signing-on fee.

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