Emre Can is reportedly set to sign a pre-contract with Juventus in January.
The German attacker has been linked with a move to the Serie A giants for a number of months and there was even a deadline day bid rejected by Liverpool.
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But Italian paper Tuttosport are now claiming Can, 23, will pen a deal with Juve in the New Year when he is allowed to start talking to foreign clubs.
Can currently has less than a year on his current contract with Liverpool and is free to negotiate with clubs outside of England from January.
Juve were reported to have had a £23million bid rejected by the Reds last Thursday but Liverpool remain confident Can will sign a new deal.
But Tuttosport also claim Juve could make a £9million bid in January if they are still in the Champions League.
Juventus’ general manager confirmed last week that he intends to open discussions with Can.
Beppe Marotta said: “Liverpool are holding on tight to Emre Can.
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“His contract expires in June. We’ll be able to negotiate with him from January. We won’t hide the fact we like him.
“But currently he is a Liverpool player, so we can only admire him from afar.”
Can joined Liverpool in 2014 from Bayer Levekusen and is one of the first names on Jurgen Klopp’s team-sheet.
He scored twice against Hoffenheim last month to help the Anfield club secure Champions League football.