Juventus are growing frustrated with Liverpool midfielder Emre Can.
That’s according to a report by Gazzetta dello Sport, in which they claim that the Italian champions have issued the Germany international with an ultimatum over their contract offer.
The Serie A giants have been chasing Can for over a year now and are determined to secure his signature when his contract at Anfield expires this Summer – but they are reported to be disappointed with his lack of commitment so far.
It has been widely reported that Can would be joining Juventus when his Liverpool deal expires, but he has so far failed to put pen to paper on any agreements.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp remains keen to keep hold of his compatriot, but it is looking increasingly likely that he will walk away from the club for nothing when his current contract runs out.
His representative, Reza Fazeli, has reportedly given his word that Can wouldn’t commit to anyone before talking to Juventus – and executives Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici are said to be calling for a face to face meeting to thrash out a deal.
They are reportedly willing to offer Can a five year deal worth almost £9m a year, plus bonuses, until 2023 – but have told his agent that they will look elsewhere if he doesn’t commit to them.
Can is likely to be given plenty of offers in the coming months, with Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid all linked with bids in recent months.
And Juventus are likely to be very aware of that.