Liverpool continue to face uncertainty over the future of star midfielder Emre Can.
The midfielder of Turkish origin has just a few months remaining on his contract but has yet to strike a contract extension with the Reds.
Can will be a free agent at the end of the season unless his situation changes.
Juventus have been closely linked with the 24-year-old but club CEO, Beppe Marotta, confirmed that nothing is done yet and that there is the possibility of a ‘negative response’.
“We are periodically pointed to as a club that buys players,” Marotta told Premium Sport.
“We have a squad suited to three tournaments and it meets our needs. We’re ready to take any opportunities, I won’t deny we are concentrated on Emre Can and awaiting his response. That is our primary objective.
“If there is a negative response, we’ll move our attention on to other players.”
Tuttosport now report that the latest development has encouraged Manchester City and Bayern Munich.
Per the source, City and Bayern ‘have come forward’ to rival Juventus for Can.
City boss Pep Guardiola did of course coach Can during his time in charge of Bayern but did see him leave for Bayer Leverkusen in pursuit of regular first-team action.
Bayern meanwhile are one of Can’s former clubs.
The powerful midfielder did however, appear to hint that the Bundesliga cannot match the Premier League for money. And as we all know. Money talks.
“The Premier League has the power to spend more money on players than the Bundesliga. This is very, very important for players,” he said in his latest interview with German publication Sports Bild.