Emre Can’s proposed move to Juventus could be in doubt after the Serie A giants were strongly linked with a move for Monaco star Fabinho.
Juve were expected to make a cut-price offer for the Reds midfielder in the New Year, with Can out of contract in the summer and available to leave on a free transfer.
However, it would appear that Massimiliano Allegri has switched targets and is ready to make a move for the Monaco man instead, that’s according to a report on Calciomercato.
Fabinho, who is rated at £75million, is said to have decided that this will be his final year at the reigning Ligue 1 champions and Juve are reported to have already made contact with the 24-year-old’s representatives.
One potential stumbling block for the Italian outfit is that Fabinho would occupy a non-EU squad place, with only three available after the arrival of Rodrigo Bentancur in the summer.
Man United boss Jose Mourinho is also said to maintain an interest in the Brazil international, who can play as a holding midfielder or as a right-back.
The United chief was strongly tipped to make a move for Fabinho in the summer but ended up signing Nemanja Matic from Chelsea instead.
However, with Michael Carrick’s trophy-laden United career coming to an end, Mourinho could yet turn to Fabinho to provide competition for the Serbian star.