Juventus are set to admit defeat in their pursuit of Liverpool midfielder Emre Can.
The Italian champions have been quietly attempting to lure the Germany international to Turin this Summer and have seen a couple of bids knocked back by the Reds.
And now Corriere dello Sport are reporting that the Serie A winners are set to give up the chase and focus their attention on other targets as the new season approaches.
Paris Saint Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi is said to be seen as a viable alternative as they look to bring in midfield reinforcements.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp does not want to let the former Bayer Leverkusen man make an exit this Summer despite the fact he has just one season remaining on his contract at Anfield.
There have been plenty of talks over the past year or so, but no agreement has been found for Can to put pen to paper on a contract extension to end the speculation over his future.
It is believed that he wants assurances over the amount of game time he will be given going forward.