Some players have something about them. Emre Can has the looks, the hair, the physique, the big game appetite, the competitive spirit, the knee slide, and all the tools to be a true Lord Commander in midfield. However, he is entering the final year of his contract at Liverpool with not a lucrative extension in sight, and unfortunately for Merseyside’s finest, Juventus want the German international.
Juventus are not interested in the comedy offerings served up by Barcelona or Arsenal; this club handles its business seriously and sensibly to dominate at home as well as compete on the continent. According to La Stampa (via the useful Football Italia), Juventus are set to make a €25 million (£23 million) bid for Emre Can.
The powerful 23-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Italy next summer on the expiration of his contract, but there is still time to convince the player that his future lies at Anfield. A free transfer to Juventus would be the typical smart business conducted by the Serie A aristocrats, but a knee injury is set to keep Claudio Marchisio out for a month. Marchisio has reportedly aggravated an old knee injury, but is this enough of a concern to spur the Bianconeri into action on deadline day?
Liverpool will not be selling, but Juventus are welcome to try their luck.