Linked with a number of Premier League clubs this January window, Emre Can, for all his desire to leave Juventus, where Maurizio Sarri has little use for him, remains in Turin for the time being.

Borussia Dortmund have been the favourites to acquire his services this window, but with less than 48 hours left and no adequate bid on the horizon, a big question mark surrounding his future remains.

Tottenham, down their end, had reportedly made an enquiry for the midfielder, whom José Mourinho likes.

The former Liverpool man would bring the attributes the Portuguese manager requires from his midfielder, namely strength and intensity, and was seen as ‘perfect’ for the role.

Corriere dello Sport on Thursday look at the situation, and explain Juventus are looking for €30m for the Germany international, but Dortmund only managed to put €20-22m plus bonuses on the table.

There is a belief the Serie A champions could do a deal around €25m, but if the Germans don’t up their offer, it’s believed either Tottenham or Barcelona could ‘reappear on the horizon’ and become a ‘last minute solution’ for the midfielder.

Time is ticking for Spurs and Daniel Levy, who secured the transfer of Steven Bergwijn from PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday, but the need for both a striker and potentially a midfielder will be their priority in the coming hours.