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Juventus: PSG, Bayern Munich enter the race for Emre Can

Juventus: PSG, Bayern Munich enter the race for Emre Can

Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are both interested in signing Emre Can from Juventus, according to Tuttosport via Calcio Mercato

Juventus are keen on offloading Can as they look to substantially trim their midfield ahead of the new campaign.

The Serie A champions already had a lot of central midfielders, before adding two more to their ranks this summer in the form of Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey, who signed from PSG and Arsenal respectively.

They also added defender Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax, but have kept hold of almost all of their squad from last season, barring 19-year-old forward Moise Kean who joined Everton for £25m earlier this summer.

Because of this, Juve have a huge wage-bill to contend with this season – which includes Cristiano Ronaldo’s reported £538,000-a-week salary and Aaron Ramsey’s bumper £400,000-a-week contract – so are looking to offload some members of the first-team squad, with Can sitting top of the list.

Barcelona were rumoured to be interested in the Germany international, with a swap deal for Ivan Rakitic being mentioned as a possibility last week, however that is not thought to be an option now as the Catalans are also trying to trim their midfield area instead of adding to it.

Tuttosport claim that former club Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are both thought to be interested in the 25-year-old, though, which could serve as a much better alternative for the ex-Liverpool man as it looks unlikely he will receive consistent game-time in Turin under new boss Maurizio Sarri given their engine room recruitment.

Can certainly has good pedigree, having featured in some of the biggest footballing occasions throughout his career. Still only 25, the midfielder has won the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, Serie A with Juventus and the Confederations Cup with Germany. 

Only two Barcelona midfielders – Sergio Busquets and Arturo Vidal – averaged more tackles per game than the former Liverpool ace last season (2.2) while he also maintained a higher passing success rate than the likes (87.1%) of Thiago Alcantara and Javi Martinez, so could make an impact for either suitor. PSG have signed Idrissa Gueye and Ander Herrera to beef up their midfielder so a move to the French capital would seem unlikely.

He has also played in the League Cup and Champions League final during his time with Liverpool, so would bring a wealth of experience to any side he joined if he did leave Juventus in the next week.

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