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Juventus Reportedly Accept Defeat in Emre Can Chase

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The Serie A club are said to have moved on to PSG’s Blaise Matuidi, but we’ve heard this one before.

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Emre Can has a year left on his Liverpool contract and as the summer has rumbled along it feels like every few weeks there are whispers a new deal is close. Then nothing happens on the contract front for a little while and rumours of Juventus interest surface. Then Can’s going to sign a new deal. Lather, rinse, repeat.

About the only consistent has been an insistence by Liverpool and manager Jürgen Klopp that they won’t sell the young German international—that new contract or not, he’ll still be at Anfield next season. This week, that means Juventus, who just last week were after Can again, are said to have given up hope of signing him.

As a result, Gianluca Di Marzio are reporting that the Serie A club have turned their attentions to Paris Saint-Germain’s Blaise Matuidi and that the two clubs have opened negotiations. Those negotiations are said to be going well, and if true, it could finally be the end of talk of Can to Juventus this summer.

Meanwhile, as Juventus fade, there have again been growing whispers in England suggesting a new deal is imminent. As always, whatever happens on that front—or with Juventus, for that matter—what remains constant is that Liverpool intend to play the entirety of the 2017-18 season with Emre Can at the club.