Look, we’re not trying to tell you that sometimes newspapers forget they’ve already written stuff, but sometimes it seems newspapers forget they’ve already written stuff.

After all, when you repeat the same thing over and over again for nearly two months without anything really happening, it’s bound to happen.

This is, in essence, what the Italian media has been doing regarding Juventus’ interest in Liverpool’s Emre Can, the number one midfield target on Max Allegri’s transfer wish-list this summer.


Also looking at the likes of Blaise Matuidi and Steven N’Zonzi, the Serie A champions would, above all, prefer the Confederations Cup winner, even if it’s unlikely Jürgen Klopp allows him to go despite him having one year left on his Liverpool contract.

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At first glance, Gazzetta dello Sport’s report of the situation on Tuesday seems to provide a much welcome update, with their claims Juventus are now set to offer €20m+ for Can.

Unfortunately, they’ve already reported on this ‘bid preparation’ stuff back in early July, and the fee then was €30m.

The only way this makes any ‘sense’ is if it took Juventus a whole month to decide that €30m was too much and a fee of a little bit more than €20m would be enough to convince Liverpool to sell.

Our guess is it won’t.

And if it really did take them that long to make that rather illogical decision, Juventus fans should be a bit worried about the rest of their club’s transfer window.