Former Liverpool star blasts Juventus for broken promises after CL snub

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Emre Can has hit out at Juventus after they left him out of their squad list for the Champions League group stage.

The former Liverpool midfielder was linked with a move away from the Serie A giants after just one season over the summer, but eventually rejected the advances of Paris Saint-Germain – while Barcelona and Bayern Munich were also tipped to be interested.

However, he now claims Juventus made broken promises to him, turning their back on a condition which had persuaded him to stay.

“I’m extremely shocked,” Can told Bild, complaining about new boss Maurizio Sarri’s treatment of him.

“Our conversation only lasted a minute and I wasn’t given a reason. It makes me angry and upset.

“I’ll draw my own conclusions and talk to the club after I return [from international duty].

“I was told and promised something else by the club last week. PSG came in for me, but I decided to stay with Juve.

“The condition was that I’d be in the Champions League.”

Can made six appearances in Juventus’ run to the Champions League quarter-finals under Massimiliano Allegri last season, before they were knocked out by Ajax.

Striker Mario Mandzukic – heavily linked with Manchester United in recent months – has also been snubbed in Sarri’s squad list for the competition, along with veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini, who has been ruled out for a number of months with an injury.