Real Madrid have made contact with Liverpool regarding transfer of 24-year-old star

Real Madrid have reportedly joined the hunt for Liverpool midfielder Emre Can.

Can joined Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2014, and the German has made more than 160 appearances for the Merseyside outfit in all competitions.

The 24-year-old will see his contract with the Reds expire at the end of this season, however, and it is understood that the two parties are no closer to coming to an agreement.

Juventus have been strongly linked with a move for the versatile midfielder, but according to Don Balon, Real Madrid are expressing an interest in a player that could be available for nothing at the end of the season.

Can has scored six times and registered five assists in 33 appearances for Liverpool this term.