Emre Can has reportedly agreed on personal terms with Juventus but a fee is yet to be agreed upon with Liverpool and could be an issue.
With Liverpool struggling to tie Emre Can down to a new contract, it would seem Juventus have moved to capitalise on the situation.
According to Italian news outlet Tuttosport, the German has agreed on personal terms with the Serie A champions.
Although there is a chance this is true, I do think it’s necessary to question the reliability of the report from Tuttosport.
The report also indicates that Juventus must now strike a deal with Liverpool and that a bid between £27 million and £31.5 million will be tabled this week.
Last season, reports emerged indicating that Emre Can was refusing to sign a new contract based on the fact that Liverpool weren’t offering him the wages he wanted, with it claimed that the midfielder wanted £100,000 per week.
However, the issue is not a financial matter but more about playing time. With Jordan Henderson returning to fitness and Liverpool targeting Naby Keïta, Can wants guarantees over the role he would play under Jürgen Klopp for the 2017/18 season.
While Can might face a battle for a starting place at Liverpool, the German will find it just as difficult to start regularly for Juventus.
Liverpool are unwilling to sell Can as the 2017/18 season promises to be a congested one for the Merseyside outfit as Champions League football is set to return to Anfield Road.
Klopp wants a big squad to rotate as and when he needs to and if Can isn’t always a starter, he will certainly be a superb option in reserve for a side that struggled last season with a lack of options across the board.
I cannot see Can getting his move this summer with Klopp stating that Liverpool won’t be selling their key players, only adding them.