Manchester City and Bayern Munich remain in the hunt to sign Liverpool midfielder Emre Can on a free transfer in the summer, despite Juventus appearing to be in pole position to sign the 24-year-old.
The three clubs have been linked with Germany midfielder Can for a number of months now, with the story usually being that Juventus will get him. However, the club’s CEO, Beppe Marotta, has confirmed that nothing is done yet.
“Wilshere is very good, but all our attentions are focused on Emre Can,” Marotta recently said. “We want him and we’re waiting for his answer, which will not come soon.”
Marotta’s admission appears to have encouraged City and Bayern, the English and German champions-elect this season, with the Tuttosport newspaper claiming today that they ‘have come forward’ to rival Juventus for Can. Real Madrid have also ‘sent signals’ in recent weeks, hinting at interest.
Juventus remain hopeful of signing Can, but face serious competition, and by signing him on a free transfer City could pull off a coup having apparently gone cold on Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, who was thought to be the main midfield target.
Can will decide his next move in the near future, and three, potential four, major European clubs are waiting for his decision.
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