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Report: Liverpool to retain Emre Can; Matuidi talks accelerate

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Your Wednesday morning update on Juventus’ reported transfer talks.

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For those worried that Juventus would fail to address their need for a central midfielder, it seems as though those thoughts can be put to bed. How the need is addressed has seemingly become more clear. Due to the summer where Juventus fans thought they were getting one of Isco, Mario Gotze, Julian Draxler, and Franco Vazquez, while ending up with Hernanes instead, many Juventus fans will be reluctant to buy into this chatter until the papers are signed - but obviously we’re going to share it anyways.

Gianluca Di Marzio reported early this morning that Emre Can of Liverpool will not be sold this upcoming summer. If true, Liverpool runs the risk of Can leaving for free next summer on a free transfer until the player decides to sign a new contract.

Perhaps the young German would be willing to sacrifice some playing time next year by not extending his contract and moving to Juventus. Until Can signs an extension, you can be sure that this won’t be the last you hear about him potentially moving to Juve in the future.

Yesterday, it was reported that talks for Blaise Matuidi had been reopened. Di Marzio is now reporting that these talks have become accelerated between the two clubs, which could mean a deal coming soon. It also could mean nothing, but it’s certainly worth mentally preparing for the possibility of Matuidi in a Juventus uniform next year. At the right price, it could be a good move.