EMRE CAN is close to ending a five-year deal with Juventus and his Liverpool departure could be officially confirmed after the Champions League final.
That’s according to Goal UK, who report that the Reds midfielder - who has long been linked with a move to the Serie A giants - is nearing an agreement with Juve.
Can’s contract at Anfield runs out this summer and attempts to commit the German international to a new deal have proved fruitless.
Multiple reports suggest the lack of an agreement came as a result of Liverpool refusing to meet Can’s demands for a release clause.
The Merseyside outfit are said to have become resigned to losing Can - who they signed for £10million from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014 - for nothing this summer.
And Juve appears to be his set destination with the Serie A club having tabled a five-year offer worth £4m-a-year with added conditional bonuses included.
But an official announcement from either club is likely to be postponed until after the Champions League final with Jurgen Klopp’s side facing Real Madrid on May 26.
Can still harbors hope of being involved in Kiev though faces a race to prove his fitness after two months out with a back problem.
His injury issues have seen him miss out on Germany’s squad for the upcoming World Cup in Russia.
The 24-year-old is currently in Marbella with the rest of Liverpool’s first-team squad for a warm-weather camp and is expected to rejoin his team-mates in training.
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Can has made a total of 166 appearances across all competitions, scoring 14 goals, in his four years at Liverpool.
He has scored six goals and laid on five assists - his best season yet - in 37 appearances this term.
Liverpool already have one midfielder coming in this summer with £52.75m Guinean Naby Keita arriving from RB Leipzig in July.
But Klopp is expected to target another player to play in the middle in light of Can’s seemingly-inevitable exit.