Juventus are set to open negotiations with the agent of Emre Can.
That’s the claim being made in a report by Tuttosport, who say that the Italian champions are still very keen to snap up the midfielder.
The Serie A giants attempted to get a deal done for the Germany international back in the Summer, but saw a relatively low offer turned down.
Liverpool were still confident of agreeing a contract extension with the former Bayer Leverkusen man, but it appears that discussions remain at an impasse.
Some reports have claimed that Can is seeking a release clause to be inserted into any deal – and one that is considered too low by the club.
He has spoken about his pride at being a Liverpool player, but has also mentioned that he is keen to win some medals during his career – something he has failed to achieve at Anfield.
Liverpool are unlikely to allow Can to leave on the cheap in January and are more likely to see him see out the final few months of the contract he signed when he joined the club back in 2014.