With his contract expiring at the end of the season, it’s looking increasingly likely that Emre Can will be leaving the club in June having failed to agree terms to an extension thus far.
Serie A champions Juventus have been chasing the midfielder’s signature for much of the last 12 months and are understood to be his most likely destination but no agreement has been finalised just yet.
The 24-year-old is enjoying arguably the best season of his career since arriving at Anfield back in the summer of 2014 and it would be a big loss for the club if he walked away despite the imminent arrival of Naby Keita from Red Bull Leipzig.
Focused on the task at hand, Can has reportedly told Juventus to wait until the end of the season before finalising his Liverpool move as the Germany international doesn’t want any distractions during the final months of the season.
Liverpool are well-positioned in the race to secure Champions League football next season and are also likely to progress into the quarter-finals of this season’s competition.
While reports claim Can does intend to join Juventus, there is a sense of worry from inside the Italian’s camp that this prolonged delay could be a stalling tactic as other clubs also register their interest in signing him.
Calciomercato report that Real Madrid along with Manchester City and Bayern Munich are eager to wrap up a deal for Can once his Liverpool contract expires.