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Gauntlet thrown down to Liverpool ace as key transfer developments emerge

Liverpool supporters have been in high spirits in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their team tighten their grip on a top four spot in the Premier League courtesy of a 4-1 thumping of West Ham at Anfield on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash with the East London outfit off the back of battering Porto 5-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie the week before, thus all but sealing their place in the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite competition. And the Reds continued their impressive goal-scoring form on Saturday as efforts from Emre Can, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane secured a routine success for the Merseyside giants, who did move up to second place in the Premier League before Manchester United beat Chelsea on Sunday to reclaim that position.

Subsequently, there have been many thrilled Liverpudlians in the Tavern in recent times, and they are likely to be further intrigued by a recent report from Gazzetta dello Sport (via talkSPORT), which suggests that Juventus have thrown down the gauntlet to midfielder Emre Can over making a decision about his future.

The 24-year-old sees his current contract at Anfield expire in the summer and as of yet no extension has been agreed, leaving him free to talk with foreign clubs and potentially sign a pre-contract agreement.

Serie A champions Juventus has been repeatedly linked with the Germany international in the last few months, and they have now reportedly thrown down the gauntlet by informing Can that he has a week to pen a pre-contract agreement with the club, or else the deal is off.

Thus, this key transfer development is likely to intrigue our resident Reds fans, with the 24-year-old’s future seemingly set to become much clearer in the next seven days or so.

Landlord’s verdict: Serie A champions Juventus have been repeatedly linked with a move for Liverpool’s Emre Can in recent months, but it appears that an agreement is no nearer to completion.

As such, reports suggest that the Old Lady have thrown down the gauntlet to the 24-year-old by stating that he has a week to sign a pre-contract agreement with the club, or else the deal to bring him to Turin is off.

Thus, the Germany international faces a key few days in determining the best course of action regarding his future, although Reds fans are unlikely to get their hopes up that he’ll remain at the club given his reluctance so far to sign a new contract.

Liverpool fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!

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