Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta expects a transfer scramble for Liverpool midfielder Emre Can to erupt when the window opens in a matter of weeks.

The January transfer window is now looming large on the horizon and offers teams an opportunity to change their destiny this season, if they can succeed in some clever negotiations and spot available players who can make a difference.

Can is out of contract at Liverpool at the end of the season and has resisted signing a fresh deal, meaning he can pen a pre-contractual agreement in January to confirm his departure from Anfield.

Juventus have long been considered the front-runners for the Germany star, despite Can also being linked with Manchester City.

Marotta makes no bones about Juventus being keen and has warned Liverpool to expect a scramble for Can in the upcoming weeks.


"Emre Can is a name doing the rounds because his contract is running down", the Juventus CEO told Mediaset Premium.

"I won't deny he is a player we too have monitored and many important clubs will try to close a deal over the next few weeks.

"We are tracking the situation, nothing more."

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been keen to keep hold of Can, but the Reds have made no progress on convincing the German to pen a fresh deal, meaning his days at Anfield look numbered.