In a recent interview, Juventus chief Beppe Marotta has admitted to having made an approach for Liverpool star Emre Can during the summer transfer window but also spoke of his intentions not to further pursue the midfielder in January.
Emre Can is currently into the final year of his contract at Liverpool and will be available for a free come the end of the season, should the Reds fail to tie down the midfielder to a new deal.
With Can seemingly hesitant to sign a new deal, many have suggested that Liverpool could be keen to sell the midfielder come the January transfer window in order to recoup some amount from the player rather than allow him to leave on a free.
Italian giants Juventus have been touted to sign Can in January due to their pursuit of the German international during the off season but the Old Lady have now dismissed any possibility of a winter bid.
Speaking with Premium Sport, Juventus CEO Marotta said about Can, “We don’t think we are going to make a big signing in January. Our team is absolutely competitive and we have some very interesting midfielders like Bentancur who has already showed his qualities.
“We have faith in this team and in these lads. As for Emre Can I don’t think Liverpool will sell him in January. We made an offer for him in the summer but the Reds didn’t sell him so I don’t think they’ll change their mind in the middle of the season.”