Four days ago, Tuttosport reported Juventus’ Emre Can is the first name on Manchester United’s list for January.

The midfielder came on as a second half substitute in his side’s 4-0 win over Cagliari on Monday. The same fixture saw Adrien Rabiot and Merih Demiral start in midfield and defence respectively.

According to Calciomercato, Red Devils observers travelled to Turin to watch the Germany international, the former Paris Saint-Germain man and the centre-back.

It’s claimed the United scouts arrived in Italy to monitor Demiral, who is their ‘forbidden dream’ and also to evaluate conditions of Rabiot and Can.

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The website are of the belief Can could be sold in the winter market, if the Serie A winners receive a ‘fair offer’. However, the English club’s interest in him is colliding with the 25-year-old’s desire not to annoy Liverpool fans.

Juventus have agreed a deal for Dejan Kulusevski and with his signing, Fabio Paratici has closed the door for other business this month.

Calciomercato states ‘only time will tell whether Paratici’s phrases were entirely circumstantial. Paratici tries to close the Juve market, at least in words, there are those who try to keep it open. Like United.’