Juventus' chances of signing Liverpool midfielder Emre Can could decrease as Manchester City are also trying to secure him.

The Bianconeri have been after the 23-year-old for months and initially attempted an approach this summer, but Liverpool refused to let him go.

Can will be a free agent next June at the end of his contract and Juventus were keen to open talks with him as soon as possible.

However, they now must face competitors Manchester City, who, according to the Star on Sunday, are keen to take him onboard.

The Star reports that the Italian side have little chance to compete with Pep Guardiola, whose Premier League table-leading City outfit represent a more fascinating choice for the 23-year-old.

Manchester City have targeted him as the replacement to Yaya Toure, who, last month, was rumoured to be on the verge of joining New York City FC.

Can arrived at Anfield three years ago in a deal worth £10m from Bayer Leverkusen and has since become a popular player for Jurgen Klopp's team.

His good relationship with fellow countryman and boss Klopp, however, does not seem to be enough to keep Can at the Merseyside club.


Regarding Can, Klopp recently said: "It’s allowed that he could sign a contract with us in May. I have no problem with that.

"We have to respect when a contract ends. If a contract ends there are two sides who could have done things differently."