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Emre Can Expected to Remain at Liverpool Until Summer

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Juventus remain overwhelming favourites to sign the midfielder but he won’t join them in January.

2017 EPL Premier League Football Liverpool v Leicester City Dec 30th Photo by David Blunsden/Action Plus via Getty Images

Emre Can will see out the current season at Liverpool. This according to Sky Germany today, who report that the 23-year-old midfielder will not be joining Juventus mid-season regardless of if he decides that his long-term future will be with the Italian club.

And, in all likelihood, that’s where Can’s long-term future does lie, with multiple reports in recent weeks out of Italy claiming Juventus remain confident in securing the midfielder’s signature and Liverpool appearing to have become resigned to losing him on a free.

If the German reports are correct, though, there is now no chance that they will lose Can in January—though it isn’t clear if that’s because Juventus are unwilling to pay, Liverpool are unwilling to deal, or Can has signalled he wants to see out the season.

All seem possible, with Juventus not much in need of mid-season midfield reinforcement, Liverpool short on options with concerns about Jordan Henderson’s fitness, and Can having shown more respect despite a desire to leave than Philippe Coutinho.

And, of course, none of this changes things in the longer term. Can will, by all accounts, still be leaving the club and joining Juventus. The Italian side expect it and Liverpool are resigned to it. But he will spend the next six months at Anfield.