Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has reportedly revealed that it is unlikely the Serie A side will be able to sign Liverpool midfielder Emre Can this summer.
The Reds star is out of contract next summer and there had been talk that he could quit Anfield for a fresh challenge, with Juve the frontrunners for his signature.
For his part, there had been no suggestion that Can was actively looking to leave Liverpool and speaking last month Jurgen Klopp admitted that all parties were “feeling good and confident” that the Germany international would sign a new deal with the club.
Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri is known to be looking to strengthen his central midfield but it would now appear that Can will not be Serie A bound this summer, although that could still be a possibility in 2018 he if he doesn’t agree a new Reds contract.
According to the Guardian‘s Marcus Christenson, however, a move will to Juve will not be happening for the time being.
— Marcus Christenson (@m_christenson) August 6, 2017
It has been understood that Can is looking for reassurances over his long-term role under Klopp before he signs an extended deal with the Reds, although in March he admitted that he was “very happy at Liverpool” and could “play for many years” on Merseyside.