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Premier League duo out to snatch Liverpool's Emre Can on a free transfer: reports

Liverpool's Emre Can has yet to agree a new contract and, with his current deal running out at the end of the season, other clubs are circling.

Italian outlet Tuttosport have claimed that both Manchester United and Chelsea are keeping tabs on the 23 year-old German international, as are Serie A champions Juventus and Can's former club Bayern Munich.

Can has started all three of Liverpool's Premier League fixtures to date so far this season and is becoming an increasingly integral part of Jurgen Klopp's starting XI. Losing him next summer would be a bitter pill to swallow and would end hopes of a flourishing partnership with Naby Keita, due to arrive at Anfield a year from now.

Surely losing Can to Manchester United is unthinkable for Klopp, his club and the Liverpool fanbase.

Corriere dello Sport have reported that the midfielder will move to Juve come the end of his current deal.

Klopp last month discussed Can's contract situation.

“So far there is no signing and that is the situation,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “We are still in talks. Do I think it is too cool that we didn’t fix it so far? No, to be honest. But it is all okay at the moment and we have to take it like this.

“His mind is not elsewhere. It is an important contract for him at his age. I am 100% sure that we don’t sell the player now in this situation. Not a player from the first team line-up for sure. He will play here for the next year that is for sure. All the rest we have to see.”

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