Earlier on Monday, we covered a story in Gazzetta dello Sport claiming that Juventus were considering bidding €30m for Liverpool’s Emre Can.
This came after doubts over the Steven N’Zonzi and Blaise Matuidi deals, and, despite having just one year left on his Liverpool contract, having to pay that much for the German midfielder wouldn’t have been surprising.
After all, at 23, there’s still plenty of potential there, as is the eventual resale value if he develops well.
However, Il Tempo in Italy have a different view of the entire thing, explaining that Lazio are also considering a move for the Liverpool midfielder, and their information is a lot different.
According to them, the Reds value the midfielder at just €16m, which seems very low if you ask us, and that a sale this summer seems likely as the Italian newspaper appear to know Emre Can will not be renewing his contract at Anfield.
Despite all this, Il Tempo do admit Lazio have little chance of getting a deal done, mostly because of the cost of the operation and the likely competition for the midfielder.
We’re not sure if they’re just plucking numbers out of thin air, but €16m would be a steal for any club buying Emre Can, and, quite frankly, we don’t see it.
Gazzetta’s claims make far more sense.