Liverpool Round-up: Emre Can To Juventus, Klopp Eyes £8.5m-Rated Cassata, Chelsea Striker To Anfield

February 17, 2017

Juventus planning official bid to sign 23-year-old Liverpool star

According to the Italian publication Calciomercato, Serie A champions Juventus are planning a summer move to sign Liverpool central midfielder Emre Can.

The 23-year-old Emre Can has 18 months remaining on his current contract deal at Anfield and has yet to agree new terms, alerting the Italian champions.

Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri is in the market for two new midfielders this summer and is believed to be a big admirer of Liverpool No.23 , who has joined Merseyside giant from Bayer Leverkusen back in 2014.

The same sources also claim that Massimo Allegri intends to swoop for Emre Can, as well as reported Liverpool target Mahmoud Dahoud from Borussia Monchengladbach, when the transfer window opens in the summer.

The German midfielder has made 76 top-flight appearances for the Merseyside club, scoring five goals, and has also been capped seven times by the Germany national side.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are preparing for the summer move for Inter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, who has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield in recent weeks.

The 32-year-old veteran shot-stopper is believed to be keen on a new challenge after over ten years in Serie A.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly desperate to find a goalkeeping solution with concerns over the suitability for the Premier League of Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet.

Liverpool told to forget signing £8.5m-rated Juventus prodigy

According to the Italian media sources, Liverpool have been told to forget about signing Juventus highly-rated youngster Francesco Cassata.

The 19-year-old youngster is held in high regard by the Serie A champions and he is currently gaining first-team experience out on loan at Ascoli.

The talented midfielder has been attracting the attention this term with his performances for the Serie B club and Liverpool have taken note.

Indeed, the Jurgen Klopp’s side were linked with a £8.5m move for the youngster during the January transfer window before talks eventually broke down.

And now, the reports from TMW claim that Liverpool have been told to bin any plans about signing the Italian this summer.

The Old Lady see the young midfielder as a key part of their future and they will not allow him to leave even if an improved bid is made.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have made the signing Bayern Leverkusen key star Julian Brandt a top summer priority.

The highly-rated Germany international has impressed for Bundesliga side this season, netting three goals and providing six assists for Roger Schmidt’s side. And that form seems to have attracted the attention of Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager was keen to add to his attacking options in the January transfer window. And the 20-year-old Brandt was one of the players linked with a move to the Merseyside club.

As per Liverpool Echo, Bayer Leverkusen were desperate to keep hold of their highly-demanded winger until the end of the campaign, though.

Liverpool close to seal stunning transfer of Chelsea striker

According to The Sun, Chelsea young striker Dominic Solanke is reportedly ready to make the stunning summer move to Liverpool after failing to agree a new contract deal at Stamford Bridge.

The young striker is rated as one of the most talented youngsters for club and country, having impressed for the Blues’ youth sides, as well as at several youth levels for England.

However, the contract of 19-year-old starlet demands look likely to see him leave the Stamford Bridge at the end of this campaign, and he’s reportedly keen to join their Premier League rivals Liverpool after interest from Jurgen Klopp.

The same sources claim that Merseyside giants are looking for reinforcements up front and could sign Dominic Solanke for as little as £8m in the compensation they’d owe to Chelsea.

Daniel Sturridge was another notable name to join Liverpool from Chelsea in recent times, and proved a big success in the early part of his Anfield career.

However, the 27-year-old England international now finds himself out of favour with Jurgen Klopp, and could end up being replaced up front by the talented Solanke this summer.