Italian giants confident of landing German World Cup winner who has one year left on current Anfield deal
German World Cup winner Can has one year left on his current contract with Liverpool and the club are hoping to tie him down on a new deal.
Juventus believe they have done enough to convince Emre Can to leave Liverpool
Germany star Emre Can is being chased by Juventus in a £31million deal
But reports in Italy today suggest the midfielder is set to swap Merseyside for Turin by joining the Serie A club.
Italian paper Tuttosport claim the 23-year-old is close to agreeing a deal to move to last year’s Champions League runners-up
Juve are hoping to convince Can to be a major figure in their midfield as they attempt to defend their league title with AC Milan spending heavily to challenge them.
And the reports claim the Italian giants are confident they have persuaded Can a move to them would be his best option.
But Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he has no intention of letting the midfielder leave this summer, even though he is only 12 months from finishing his contract.
Klopp says he has held talks with the player and is confident he wants to sign a new deal at Anfield to commit his future to the Reds.
Liverpool’s Emre Can scores outrageous goal of the season contender
The Liverpool boss said: “You can imagine we’re involved in talks and we all feel good and confident in this moment.
“That means they’re not the worst talks but until anything is done or signed there’s nothing to say.
Emre Can scored a brilliant overhead kick against Watford last season
Jurgen Klopp believes Emre Can wants to sign a new deal at Liverpool
“Emre is a very important player for us. We don’t want to sell or lose players who are in our first line up or close to it.
“Emre is certainly one of them. We want to keep him and we’re having good talks.”
Can was given extra time off on holiday by Klopp having played in the Confederation Cup with Germany in Russia over the summer.
The midfielder has reported back for pre-season over the weekend, and will link up with the rest of the squad who are flying to Germany for more training next week.
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