Two European giants battling to beat Man Utd to signing of Juventus star

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Two clubs are ready to open talks with Juventus over the January signing of Manchester United target Emre Can, according to reports in Italy.

Former Liverpool midfielder Can has been linked with a return to the Premier League recently, having grown frustrated with his situation at Juventus, with rivals United suggested as a possible destination.

However, Tuttosport (via Calciomercato) claim that there are two other clubs who are ready to pip United to the signing of the German international in January.

The Turin-based newspaper lists French champions Paris Saint-Germain and Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich as the two teams ready to make a move for him – with no mention of the Red Devils.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently told Sky Sports that he would consider bringing in some experienced players at Old Trafford in the winter transfer window, fuelling the speculation revolving around the 25-year-old.


“January is a difficult window, anyway,” he said. “But if there are players available and at the right price, I’m sure we will spend.

“There might be some experienced players who can come in and help the younger players – that might be worth the money.”

Can is not the only Juventus player linked with United, with veteran striker Mario Mandzukic also being monitored – although reports this week claimed that the Croatian was set to snub them for a more lucrative move.