Emre Can being honoured over Juventus interest isn’t exactly a huge deal. One of Europe’s biggest clubs, most players would be honoured if the Turin giants wanted to sign them.
What makes it different for Can is that he was happy to say so in public, rather than dodging the question, and that he only has a contract with Liverpool until the end of June.
Therefore, a very available player is showing happiness that Juventus would want to sign him, and a transfer looks to be a reasonable possibility… and all potentially for nothing.
That’s why the Italian press have been all over it this week.
Correire dello Sport are just one newspaper to dedicate a page to Can on Tuesday, and they have a little recap and then a look into the future.
It’s stated Liverpool put up a wall to stop Can leaving during the summer window, as they remained confident a renewal agreement could be found.
Tentative approaches about a January transfer have been met with the same wall, with Liverpool clinging to renewal hope, so Juventus are now looking towards a summer free transfer.
There’s frequent contact with the player’s representatives, according to Corriere dello Sport, and a contract, based on a free transfer, has already been outlined by Juventus.
But there’s no cockiness from Turin over the potential signing, because it’s accepted Can will have other offers, and Liverpool themselves haven’t given up yet.