Borussia Dortmund are reportedly one step away from signing Juventus misfit Emre Can, reports in England and Germany confirm
Negotiations between the clubs have been accelerated after being briefly halted during the weekend, and the German international could return to his homeland in the next couple of days.
Although Manchester United and Everton both wanted to take him away from Turin, the Bundesliga powerhouse seem to have managed to hijack them in the pursuit of the deep-lying playmaker.
After shipping Julian Weigl out to Benfica, ‘Die Borussen’ have turned their attention towards the ex-Liverpool midfielder and are now on the brink of sealing a deal with the Bianconeri, as per Sky Sports.
Emre Can is close to completing a move from Juventus to Borussia Dortmund, according to Sky in Germany.— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 27, 2020
The 26-year-old has been a regular starter at the Allianz Stadium upon his arrival on a Bosman transfer in 2018 but has found himself low in the pecking order since Maurizio Sarri took over the reins.
Only eight Serie A appearances under the Italian tactician this season have been a clear sign for Can to reconsider his options and look elsewhere in a bid to rejuvenate his career.
There’s no mention of figures at this point, although Juventus are known for rarely losing their players without a substantial compensation fee.
Now with Can heading towards the exit door, the perennial Serie A champions will probably try to lure Manchester United’s Paul Pogba back to Italy next summer.
The Frenchman is likely to cut ties with the Old Trafford outfit at the end of the season, with Real Madrid and Juventus reportedly going head-to-head for his signature.