Juventus are hoping to persuade Liverpool to sell Emre Can in January.
The Serie A champions are eager to land the Germany international in the new year rather than risk losing out on him next Summer.
That’s according to a report by Corriere dello Sport, in which the Italian newspaper claim that Juventus will put an offer on the table after Christmas.
Can is about to enter the final six months of his contract at Anfield and is gathering a growing list of clubs interested in signing him at the end of the season.
The twenty-three year old has so far been unable to agree terms on an extension to the deal he signed when he arrived at the club back in the Summer of 2013.
Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and now Real Madrid have been linked as rivals to Juventus in the race to lure him away from Liverpool.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp remains keen to agree terms on a new contract for his compatriot, but time is running out for the club to persuade him to change his demands.
Rumours have been rife that he wants a release fee as well as parity with the top earners at Anfield to be included in any deal before he will put pen to paper.
But Can dismissed claims that it is about money, with other sources claiming that he wants assurances that he will be able to play in his favoured position in the midfield.
He will be able to agree a move away from Anfield in January, but only with a foreign club.