It was thought that the departure of Emre Can from Liverpool this winter was a foregone conclusion, it now seems that we may have all jumped the gun a little.
The Germany midfielder’s current contract expires in the summer and he is now eligible to sign a pre-contract deal with an overseas club due to his contract expiring in the summer and he did appear to be Juventus bound, however, the Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has admitted that no deal has yet been struck and it is not as easy as they thought it would be.
“The interest is clear” said Marotta
“We want to try and bring him to us, but we cannot do it because he currently has a contract with Liverpool.
“He could renew it and, moreover, there are other teams interested in him.
“We want to try and bring him to Turin. I am stating this with full awareness that he might not arrive, but we need to have important objectives.”
Can is not that eager to leave Anfield and it is being reported that his agent is still in negotiations with the Reds about an extension to his current contract and that no agreement will be made until the summer.
Chances of this being resolved this month now seems unlikely.