Emre Can will leave Liverpool for Juventus in the summer, claims a top Italian agent.
The 24-year-old Germany international has so far refused to divulge where he will be playing his football next season, although Jurgen Klopp hinted the midfielder’s time a Liverpool would be up in the summer.
“He’ll stay beyond the winter,” Klopp told DAZN last month. “Emre is still a young lad but he has developed into a great player and is very important for us. Sometimes a player just wants to sit out his contract.
“That’s not cool for the club, but there are moments in which you have to accept it.
“And as long as the player behaves like Emre does, then I have absolutely nothing to complain about. He gives everything he has and identifies with the club.”
Can has been locked in talks with Liverpool over a new deal, but a release clause is believed to have been the sticking point with the club not keen on including one in any new contract offer.
Juventus have also spoken to Can and agent Federico Pastorello has now claimed terms have been agreed with the Serie A side.
“Emre Can is a huge coup, even more so because he’ll arrive on a free transfer. Marotta and Paratici have done very well,” he said.
“Juventus are a club that attract champions, and important signals are coming from the German.”
Last month Can gave Liverpool hope that an extension was still possible when he said the situation was in the hands of his agent.
“My agent is looking after everything but I am here until the summer,” Can told the Liverpool Echo.
“I haven’t signed anything (with Juventus) or anyone. I am talking with everyone.
“Of course I am talking with Liverpool. I still have a contract here. It is an amazing club.
“What can I say? My agent does the rest.
“I just concentrate on the season, on my performance and the football. I will give everything for this team.”
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