Thursday March 8 2018
Madrid challenge Juventus for Can?

Real Madrid are trying to beat Juventus to the signing of Liverpool’s Emre Can, reports suggest.

The German international will be a free agent after June 30, and is widely expected to join the Bianconeri when his deal with the Reds expires.

Despite that there has so far been no announcement of a pre-contract deal, and the midfielder has said there’s no agreement “with any club”.

This morning’s Gazzetta dello Sport has looked in to the situation, and states that the contract on offer from Juve isn’t the issue.

The Old Lady is offering €5m per season, plus bonuses, and agent Reza Fazeli has no intention of trying to start a bidding war.

However, there is interest from Real Madrid, and that’s what is thought to be holding up the deal.

While Can is still favourable to a move to Turin, but his entourage have asked for time to consider the offer from Madrid.

As a result, Juventus are keeping their options open and are keeping an eye on Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini, who can leave for €25m in July, or €30m if he manages 25 Serie A appearances this season.

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