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Manchester United rival Juventus for Liverpool midfielder Emre Can who is yet to commit his future to Merseyside club

German international was subject of strong interest from Juventus in summer and could walk away from Anfield a free agent at end of season

Manchester United are monitoring Liverpool star Emre Can, with plans to beat Juventus to his signature, according to reports.

The German international has not agreed to extend his stay at Anfield and becomes a free agent next summer.

Manchester United to rival Juventus for Emre Can according to reports

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Manchester United to rival Juventus for Emre Can according to reports

The 23-year-old’s contract stand off with the Kop alerted Juventus who admitted they did make a move for the midfielder in the summer window.


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Corriere dello Sport claim Manchester United could step in ahead of the Serie A side as boss Jose Mourinho looks bolster his midfield options.

It is not clear if the German would be seen as a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick who penned a new 12 month deal in the summer.

Can featured for his country in the 3-1 World Cup qualifying win against Northern Ireland on Thursday.

Emre Can joined Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014

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Emre Can joined Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014

Jose Mourinho is monitoring Emre Can

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Jose Mourinho is monitoring Emre Can

Max Allegri and Juventus are concerned Man Utd are interested in Emre Can

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Max Allegri and Juventus are concerned Man Utd are interested in Emre Can

Jurgen Klopp is still hopeful Emre Can will sign new deal

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Jurgen Klopp is still hopeful Emre Can will sign new deal

Can’s all-action style would complement United’s other midfield options in Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini.

The fierce rivalry between the clubs means a January switch would be almost impossible.


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So if Can wanted to make the controversial move to Old Trafford, then it would have to be as a free agent at the end of the season.

If there has not been a breakthrough in contract talks by January, the former Bayer Leverkusen man is free to sign a pre-contract with overseas clubs in January.

Can joined Liverpool for £10million in 2014 under Brendan Rodgers and he grown to become an integral part of the club’s plans and boss Jurgen Klopp will be desperate his fellow countryman stays on Merseyside.