Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta admits that Juventus’ path to signing Emre Can is not as straightforward as they hoped.

With just over five months remaining on his current deal with Liverpool, Emre Can is free to talk to clubs abroad and has been linked with a move to Serie A giants Juventus for several months.

It’s not certain yet where the former Bayer Leverkusen midfielder’s future lies with it possible he could still decide to sign a new contract with Liverpool. That might be an unlikely scenario but it’s one that Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta is worried about or at least taking into consideration.

He has spoken to Italian broadcaster Premium Sport about the Turin based club’s chances of signing Emre Can in the summer.

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“The interest is clear. We want to try and bring him to us, but we cannot do it because he currently has a contract with Liverpool,” Marotta told Italian broadcaster Premium Sport.

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“He could renew it and, moreover, there are other teams interested in him.

“We want to try and bring him to Turin. I am stating this with full awareness that he might not arrive, but we need to have important objectives.”

Liverpool remain hopeful that Emre Can will decide to renew his contract and commit his future to the club but there have been very few solid indications that the German international is anywhere close to signing a new deal.

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Can was piss-poor away to Swansea City on Monday after showing his class and potential when the Reds played Manchester City off the park last week. Jurgen Klopp is keen to keep his compatriot at the club especially for the best years of his career.

The 24-year-old is certainly a divisive figure in the Liverpool fanbase but he has all the tools to become a world-class midfielder and I would hate to see that happen at another European club when such good things are happening at Anfield.

You know what to do, Emre.

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