Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta has opened up on the Italian side’s chances of signing Liverpool’s Emre Can this summer.
The 2016/2017 Champions League finalists have been in pursuit of the German since the end of last season, keen to take advantage of his delayed contract talks at Anfield.
Can has entered the final 12 months of his current deal and is yet to put pen to paper having reportedly been unhappy with the terms of Liverpool’s offer earlier this year.
The 23-year-old is believed to be seeking an increase in wages, although any previous tension appears to have now been settled with the Reds adopting a more relaxed approach to the situation of late.
Guardian journalist Marcus Christenson has quoted Marotta suggesting it is unlikely Can will be moving to Italy during this transfer window.
— Marcus Christenson (@m_christenson) August 6, 2017
Jurgen Klopp recently confirmed that talks over a new deal for Can were progressing positively and that the club are now in no rush to get an extension signed.
Marotta’s belief that Paulo Dybala will be staying in Turin comes as bad news for Liverpool, with reports having recently suggested Barcelona would target the Argentine as a replacement for Neymar instead of Philippe Coutinho.
It has since been claimed that the Catalan giants have agreed a £90million deal for the Brazilian playmaker, despite Liverpool showing nothing to suggest they have abandoned their insistence that he is not for sale.
The good news to take, though, is that Can looks set to stay put.