Juventus have admitted that Liverpool midfielder Emre Can may not join them after all.
Their general manager, Giuseppe Marotta, has said that the Germany international may decide to join another club when his contract expires at the end of the season.
“We know that there are other clubs in the race to sign him.” he is quoted by Goal.
“If he decides to come to Juventus, we will be happy, but if he decides to join another team, we will take another chance.” he added.
The Italian champions have been widely expected to complete a deal that would see the midfielder leave Anfield and head to join them when his deal finishes at the end of the campaign.
But reports this week have claimed that Can’s former club Bayern Munich and Spanish champions Real Madrid have both entered the bidding to try and lure him away from Liverpool.
The interest doesn’t end there, with Premier League rivals Manchester City and Manchester United also reported to be monitoring his situation with potential contract offers set to be made.
A key difference from other English based clubs is that they cannot agree terms with Can until his contract at Liverpool expires, while teams from other countries have been free to negotiate since the turn of the year.