Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has reached an agreement in principle to join Juventus.
That’s according to a report by Sky Italy, in which it is claimed that the German international has come to an agreement over terms of a contract with the Italian club.
The former Bayer Leverkusen man is out of contract at the end of the season and is now free to discuss terms with any foreign clubs as he enters the final six months of that deal.
Liverpool have been trying to persuade him to agree terms on a contract extension that would see him continue his career at Anfield, but the two parties have so far not been able to find an accord.
Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Manchester United have also been credited with an interest in luring Can away from Liverpool at the end of the season, but it appears that Juventus have won the race.
The Serie A champions have had a long-standing interest in the German midfielder and tried to secure his signature last Summer but saw an offer rejected by the Reds.
Can does not have to inform Liverpool if he decides to sign a contract with the Turin based club due to his impending status as a free agent – but it is understood that he has not signed any deal as yet.