SINSHEIM, GERMANY - Tuesday, August 15, 2017: Liverpool's Emre Can during the UEFA Champions League Play-Off 1st Leg match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Liverpool at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Juventus in advanced talks with Emre Can over summer free transfer

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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