Emre Can’s move from Liverpool to Juventus not straight forward

Juventus’ general manager Beppe Marotta says his side are not the only big club to be chasing Liverpool contract rebel Emre Can.

The Germany international is expected to leave Anfield in the summer when his contract expires.

Liverpool have held talks with the player over an extension but it’s understood talks have come to an impasse over the inclusion of a buyout clause in the 24-year-old’s new contract.

Reigning Italian champions Juve have been the strong frontrunners for Can’s signature since it emerged he would likely run down his Anfield deal, and reports claim they have already verbally agreed on a transfer for this summer.

Man City have also been linked with Can and now Marotta says several of Europe’s top sides are in the queue for the player.


“He’s one of the most appetising players both for his value and also because, as you all know, he’s a free transfer in June,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia. “It’s normal that there are clubs lining up to sign him.

“We are following and we have followed our path and we know there are rival clubs who certainly belong to the best in the world, but the fact is it will be the player who decides his destiny.

“So if he decides to come to Turin and play for Juventus, we will be happy. If he decides to join another club, then obviously we will seize another opportunity.”