Juventus could sign Emre Can for free next year along with a number of other players they were linked to this summer.

The Bianconeri were pursuing the Turkish international midfielder throughout the summer, making a series of bids to Liverpool, according to various Italian newspapers.

Despite not landing their man, Gazzetta dello Sport report that the Bianconeri will return for Can next summer and have a gentleman’s agreement of sorts to sign the player for free in 2018, given that he’s yet to renew his deal with the Red’s. There are suggestions that he hasn’t agreed a new contract as he intends to leave Merseyside for free next year.

Emre Can isn’t the only player Juve are working for next year as negotiations for Balde Keita seem to have hit a dead-end for now, given that Lazio have turned down previous offers from the Bianconeri. Lazio are reluctant to allow the player to leave for a lower price than the €30m they have quoted, despite him only having one year left on his existing deal and has refused a contract extension.

Inter are reportedly pursuing the player with a view to signing him this summer and may yet land the player for a figure close to €20m. If the player doesn’t move, various reports in Italy have suggested that he will leave the capital for free as he has his heart set on a move to Turin and has actively pursued a move to Juventus since the start of the summer.

Juve may return to raid Lazio’s ranks once again next year as Stefan De Vrij was closely linked to Juve all summer long and was reportedly very keen on switching clubs. He’s another player with a contract expiring in 2018 and according to transfer journalist Niccolo Ceccarini who spoke with Radio VS last week, De Vrij will likely refuse any new deal in favour of coming to Turin for free next summer.

Juve will probably return for Patrik Schick next summer, should he turn down offers from Roma and Inter this summer. The player was reportedly swayed by Juve vice-president Pavel Nedved who played a big part in convincing the player to join Juventus this summer. The Bianconeri could return for him in the winter provided they agree terms with Sampdoria, or possibly next summer.