Deal Close: Liverpool reach agreement for the transfer of £55,000-a-week star

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has agreed to join Juventus at the end of the campaign as a free agent, according to a report.

The Reds have been resigned to losing the Germany international for nothing as his contract is due to expire in the summer and fresh terms could not be agreed.

Juventus and former club Bayern Munich have been battling it out for Can’s signature, but Sky Italy suggests that the 23-year-old has made a decision over his future, with the Italian club getting the nod.

Can is said to have held successful talks with Juve chiefs on Thursday and reached an agreement on an £85,000-a-week deal at the Allianz Stadium.

Rather than pay a fee for the former Bayer Leverkusen ace now, though, the Bianconeri are instead happy to wait for his contract to officially come to an end in five months’ time.