UCL giants have to wait until next summer to sign 23-year-old Liverpool star

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can only has nine months to run on his Liverpool contract before he can become a free agent.

Juventus tried to make a move this summer but could not break through in negotiations with the Merseysiders.

But the Old Lady will retur, not in January as many have reported, but in the summer of 2018, according to Calciomercato.

Massimiliano Allegri is a fan of the Germany international and could put him in a midfield with his compatriot Sami Khedira.

The Reds will still hope they can persuade Can to pen a new deal, but the lure of a big signing-on bonus and the chance to win more trophies could be too much to resist for the former Bayern Munich star.