Real Madrid are considering a January move for Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, according to Corriere dello Sport.
The midfielder’s current contract at Anfield expires at the end of the season and there are no indications as yet that the German intends to sign a new one.
Juventus have been heavily linked with a move for Can, but now Corriere dello Sport report that Madrid have taken an interest.
The report claims that manager Zinedine Zidane is keen to add a central midfielder to his squad when the transfer window reopens next month.
Given that Can’s deal expires next summer, the midfielder could be available for a cheaper price in January.
The Germany international recently told the Liverpool Echo that his reluctance to sign fresh terms at Anfield has nothing to do with money.
Presumably it is about game time and the club’s ambitions, but the midfielder did not expand on the reasons to the media.
Can has started 10 of the Reds’ 15 Premier League games this season and four in the Champions League.
The 23-year-old is far from a bit-part player, but he is yet to really cement himself in Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Merseyside outfit are a way off being genuine title contenders, so with Juventus and Madrid showing an interest, it would be hard to turn them away.
However, Can could find himself in a position where he is struggling to grab a regular place in his new team, particularly if the midfielder moves to the Bernabeu.