Football transfer rumours: Juventus to sign Liverpool’s Emre Can in January?

Today’s fluff is just gathering pace

Liverpool’s emphatic seven-goal hammering of Spartak Moscow left Emre Can in bullish form. Hair gleaming and plastered with product after his post-match shower, with the sweet scent of Lynx Java deodorant thick in the air, the German midfielder announced that Liverpool “are not afraid of any team” in the knockout stages of the Champions League. “If you want to go through to the next round you have to win, it doesn’t matter who,” he said.

Liverpool may, however, fear an Italian raid on Can in January. Speaking on Sky Sports Italy, Juventus legend Alessandro del Piero suggested that the 23-year-old is exactly what Juve need to bolster a midfield from which the injury-prone Sami Khedira is often absent. “Emre Can of Liverpool would be ideal, and he’s not even that expensive,” said Del Piero. “He could be the big name for Juve in January. They need somebody like him. He’s physically present and somebody like Emre Can would fit in very well with [Miralem] Pjanic and Khedira.” Reports in Italy suggest Internazionale are ready to go toe to toe with Juventus in the battle to lure Can, who would of course be cup-tied in Europe should he decide to leave Liverpool before his contract expires next summer, away from Anfield. Real Madrid are also believed to be interested, but the Rumour Mill reckons he’ll stay put until June at least.

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