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Juventus set to activate Liverpool star buyout clause

Serie A By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 09/08/2017

Juventus set to activate Liverpool star buyout clause

Juventus is ready to activate the buyout clause of Liverpool star  Emre Can this summer, according to reports in Italy the Old Ladies are set to meet the Reds asking price of €30m (£27.1m) for the German Midfielder.

The Italian Champions has identified the German as their main target as they look to bolster their midfield options ahead of the coming season.

It’s no secret that Max Allegri has requested a prestigious reinforcement for the middle of the park after losing the Champions League Final to Real Madrid.

La Gazzetta dello Sport already suggested on Tuesday that Juventus is cooling their interest in Blaise Matuidi of Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi, and rapidly growing interest in Liverpool Can.

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Wednesday’s front page story for the Corriere dello Sport claims the Turin giants have been in “frenetic negotiations” with Liverpool for the German international.

The Corriere insists Juve have offered €25m (£22.6m), which is close to the €30m asking price.

Can is only 23 years old, but his contract with Liverpool is due to expire in June 2018.

Liverpool is set to start the season with a game against Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.