Juventus are expected to complete the signing of Emre Can tomorrow following his arrival on a free transfer from Liverpool while
A yearlong transfer saga is finally expected to end when the 24-year-old completes his move to the Bianconeri on Thursday this week.
Juventus are building a side to compete in next seasons Champions League where they are sure to be among the favourites with the latest matched betting odds.
Can made his wishes clear last summer when he refused to sign a contract extension with the Red’s, prompting speculation that Juventus were interested in the player.
Beppe Marotta later confirmed that Juve had indeed made an effort to sign him but their offer was rejected by Liverpool.
Over the subsequent year, reports have suggested that both Manchester City and Bayern Munich had made concerted efforts to sign the player, but both offers were rejected.
A more prominent late bid was reported to have come from French champions Paris Saint-Germain, however by this point, according to various Italian papers, Can was already considered a Juventus player.
Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio as well as Goal Italia’s Romeo Agresti both report that Can will arrive in Turin on Thursday (tomorrow) to undertake medical tests and put pen to paper on a new contract.
The deal is expected to be four years in total with the player expected to earn approximately €5m per season.
Juve are preparing to refit their midfield and are linked with a number of young talents, none more prominent than Russian starlet Aleksandr Golovin.
The 22-year-old midfielder has enjoyed a sensational World Cup so far, playing an integral role in Russia’s 3-1 rout of Egypt yesterday. He was also they key man in the Russians 5-0 demolition of Saudi Arabia in the opening World Cup game, providing two assists before scoring a late free-kick to crown his man of the match performance.
Previous reports in the Italian press suggested that Juventus had agreed personal terms with the player, leaving only CSKA to negotiate with.
According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, among others, Juve were still some way short of CSKA’s 25m asking price, preferring to offer 17-18m plus bonuses, an offer the Russian side were not keen on.
As such, it’s reported that Chelsea have now entered the bidding for his services and are closer to meeting the Russians sides valuation of the player.
Former Juventus bosses Massimo Carrerra and Fabio Capello have both been full of praise for Golovin in recent weeks, insisting he is the right man for the Bianconeri.