Del Piero wants Can deal

Serie A

Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero is urging the Old Lady to make a move for Emre Can, but they face strong competition.

The Germany international has yet to pen a new deal with Liverpool and will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season if fresh terms cannot be agreed.

As things stand that looks unlikely and Can is clearly waiting to see what offers come in before deciding his next move.

Italian champions Juve are known to be interested while there have also been suggestions that Real Madrid and Manchester City could offer him a bumper deal.

Liverpool’s resolve to keep hold could be tested in January, with reports claiming offers in the region of £20million could be made, and they may be tempted to cash in.

And as far as Del Piero is concerned, Juve have to launch a bid.

“Emre Can of Liverpool would be ideal, and he’s not even that expensive,” he said. “He could be the big name for Juve in January. They need somebody like him.

“He’s physically present and somebody like Emre Can would fit in very well with Pjanic and Khedira.”