Premier League club Everton are ready to launch a £30million bid for Juventus midfielder Emre Can before the January transfer window closes at the end of the month.
The German international, whose contract with Juventus expires in June 2022, has fallen down the pecking order at the Allianz stadium. The midfielder has not played a game for the Bianconeri this season, after it was made clear that the player wasn’t in new coach Maurizio Sarri’s plans. The coach then left his name off the Champions League list for the first half of the season.
According to reports in Italy, Everton’s new boss Carlo Ancelotti is a fan of Can, and would like to bring the German back to Goodison Park this month and that a formal offer could be presented in the coming days. Everton and Juventus have a good relationship, with Bianconeri having sold Moise Kean to the Toffees last summer for €27.5m.
However, Everton will have to compete with Inter Milan for the German’s signature, who are unwilling to match Juve’s asking price or the player’s wages of £100,000-a-week. The former Liverpool player has demanded a meeting with the Juve hierarchy in an attempt to resolve his future, as the 26-year-old is worried about being dropped from the Germany squad for Euro 2020.
Juventus signed the 26-year-old from Liverpool for £13m in the summer of 2018 after he refused to sign a new contract to remain on Merseyside. Can spent four years at Anfield and was a key member of the Reds team that finished second in the Premier League in 2014.
A move to the Tofees will be interesting considering the fact that both Liverpool and Everton are rivals and neighbors. Can has already made it clear that he would not agree to a move to Manchester United out of respect for Liverpool.