Sunday 8 December 2019

'We will try all we can' - Juventus make their position clear in their bid to sign Emre Can

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Juventus have confirmed that they have opened talks with Liverpool midfielder Emre Can over a free transfer next summer.

The Italian giants have been heavily linked with a move for German international Can in recent months, and now their director general Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed his club will do "all they can" to try and sign the 24-year-old.

"Emre Can is a player whose contract is running down, so it allows us to approach him for negotiations and that is the course we have taken," Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.

"I can't say if he could sign a new contract with Liverpool, but I can say we will try all we can to get the player. Obviously, we have to respect what the player wants."

Reports have suggested that Liverpool will make a final attempt to try and persuade Can to sign a new contract to stay at Anfield in the next few weeks, with the player confirming all options remain on the table.

"Of course I am talking with Liverpool. Why not? I still have a contract here," stated Can after last Sunday's 4-3 win against Manchester City. "It is an amazing club. What can I say? My agent does the rest. I concentrate on the scene, on my performance and the football. I will give everything for this team.

"My agent is looking after everything but I am here until the summer. I haven't signed anything (with Juventus) or anyone. I am talking with everyone."

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that his club will try to keep Can, but he has admitted they face a battle to hang on to a player who has allowed his current contract to run into the final six months before making a decision on his future.

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