Juventus are plotting a move for Liverpool midfielder Emre Can in January.
The Italian giants are aiming to bring forward their plans to secure the German international next Summer on a free transfer.
Can’s contract at Anfield expires at the end of the season and the Serie A champions have been keen to take him to Italy for some time now.
After seeing an offer of around £30m rejected for the former Bayern Munich midfielder in the Summer, they are set to return with a lower bid to test Liverpool’s resolve.
Can has reached a seeming impasse in contract negotiations with the club after asking for a release clause to be included in any extension.
Some sources have claimed that Can’s agent is looking for a relatively low release fee to be inserted in the deal so that his client can keep his options open.
But the club are not keen on having any release fee in the extension – especially one that would potentially see him leave for less than his market value.
And so Juventus are aiming to see if they can secure his signature earlier than planned by making a lower bid to Liverpool for him.