Liverpool could make £16.75m profit from Italian giants for star man, conflicting reports emerge over transfer situation

Liverpool star Emre Can continues to face an uncertain future this summer.

Can has just 12 months remaining on his contract but has yet to sign an extension.

Italian giants Juventus have been sniffing around sensing an opportunity to make a move for the star midfielder.

There are however, conflicting reports emerging from Italy regarding Juve’s interest.

Tuttosport claim that the Serie A giants have abandoned their chase for Can and Steven N’Zonzi for the moment.

Per the source, the Italian champions have prioritised a move for Blaise Matuidi.

La Gazzetta dello Sport meanwhile claim that Juve have ramped up efforts to sign Can.

The report claims that Juventus are prepared to exploit his contract situation to clinch a deal.

The Biaconeri are prepared to offer €30 million which converts to around £26.5 million.

The Reds would stand to make a £16.75 million profit for the player they signed for £9.75 million from Bayer Leverkusen three years ago.

Can is currently the only member of the Liverpool squad yet to have turned up for pre-season training.

The midfielder of Turkish origin has been given an extended break after winning the Confederations Cup this summer.

The 23-year-old is expected to join the rest of the squad later on in July.