Juventus’ general manager Beppe Marotta says his club are one of many top European sides queuing up for Liverpool’s Emre Can and that they must now just wait and see if they win the race to sign him.
The Germany midfielder is out of contract in the summer and the Bianconeri have put an offer to his agent.
However, Marotta knows they are not the only club interested in one of the most popular free transfers on the market this summer and says they must wait and see what the player decides while ensuring they make alternative plans in the event of a refusal.
“He’s one of the most appetising players both for his value and also because, as you all know, he’s a free transfer in June,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia. “It’s normal that there are clubs lining up to sign him.
“We are following and we have followed our path and we know there are rival clubs who certainly belong to the best in the world, but the fact is it will be the player who decides his destiny.
“So if he decides to come to Turin and play for Juventus, we will be happy. If he decides to join another club, then obviously we will seize another opportunity.”
Can would reinforce a midfield which already boasts talent such as Blaise Matuidi, Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira and give coach Massimiliano Allegri another option next season.
“We’re talking about a coach who I believe has proven, starting from the initial scepticism, that he is not only good enough for Juventus, but that he is one of the best coaches in circulation,” Marotta said. “The results he has obtained speak for themselves.
“He’s created a relationship which began with indifference, but is now gifting everybody — the club, himself and our fans — great satisfaction, which is why I am certain things will continue this way.”