Tottenham make attempt to hijack €25m midfielder transfer
Tottenham have reportedly made a bid for Emre Can, but the Juventus man looks bound for Borussia Dortmund.
The Sun claim Spurs have made an approach for the former Liverpool midfielder, who has also been linked with Manchester United.
However, according to Sky Sport Italia, Sportitalia and Calciomercato.com Dortmund are closing in on a deal for the Germany internatial.
The Bundesliga side’s initial €18m offer was increased to €22m, but that was rejected before the two clubs finally agreed terms for €25m, including bonuses.
Juventus director Fabi Paratici has previously ruled out a January exit for Can.
“He is staying with us,’” Paratici told Sky Sport Italia earlier this month. “He is one of the most coveted midfielders. He has some opportunities and so do we, but I think he can be an important player for our project.”
The 26-year-old though has not featured since those comments and has made just two Serie A starts this season since the arrival of Maurizio Sarri and only eight appearances in all competitions in total.
The Daily Express is reporting that Can United’s radar as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to improve his Red Devils squad, but the player is understood to have made it clear that his connections with Liverpool would prevent him from moving to Old Trafford.
Bild have reported that Arsenal and Spurs are keen on Can, but Dortmund look all set to get their hands on the player, who was left out of Juve’s Champions League squad in September
“I’m extremely shocked. Our conversation only lasted a minute and I wasn’t given a reason. It makes me angry and upset,” Can said of his talk with Sarri.
“I’ll draw my own conclusions and talk to the club after I return. 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.”