Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has today opened up on his future at the club, revealing that he could sign a new contract with the Reds at any moment.
Can, a 23-year-old German international midfielder, has been on the books at Anfield since 2014, when he joined from Bayer Leverkusen.
However, his contract with the club is due to expire next summer, and there has so far been little to no progress made towards a new deal.
It has long been known that Italian powerhouse Juventus are keen to take Can to Turin, with CEO Beppe Marotta having previously confirmed the club’s interest.
Outlets in Italy have even gone as far as to suggest that the Old Lady have already reached an agreement with the Bayern Munich youth product regarding a free transfer next summer, though such reports seem exaggerated.
Along with Juve, all of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are also said to maintain an interest in the services of Can, though the Italian outfit are thought to hold a clear lead in the race for his signature.
Can has remained relatively quiet regarding his situation at Anfield over recent months, preferring to focus on matters on the pitch when drawn on the subject of his contract.
However, he did open up on his future, albeit briefly, during an interview with the Liverpool Echo earlier today, though the German continued to keep his cards close to his chest concerning a possible departure:
‘Why do you ask me this? Really, I concentrate on this season and let my agent handle all the rest.’
‘Pressed on whether the release clause was the issue, he added: “It is not about money, that’s all I can say.’
‘Yes I could (sign a pre-contract with another club next month), but tomorrow I could also sign for Liverpool. We’ll see.’